ECDC Festive Bin Collections



Residents are reminded to check their waste calendar to find out more about festive bin day changes this Christmas and New Year.

All residents will have their waste collected earlier than scheduled ahead of Christmas Day.

Following Christmas Day, collection dates will be later than usual.

The first earlier services will commence on Saturday, 18 December, instead of Monday, 20 December.

These changes are implemented every year to allow for Christmas and New Year bank holidays.

As previously advised, East Cambs Street Scene are under extra pressure to collect waste as they juggle the effects of COVID-19, combined with a national shortage of HGV drivers.

Black sacks and blue bins will continue to be collected under the normal frequency but on slightly different days, however, ECSS has made the tough decision to temporarily suspend green waste collections from Monday, 13 December to Friday, 28 January inclusive.

All residents are asked to support East Cambs Street Scene during this particularly busy and difficult time by keeping an eye on collection dates and minimising waste where possible.

See ECDC website for more details or the noticeboard at village crossroads

What should you do with your waste:

Cardboard and hard plastic packaging from toys and cards can be recycled.

Embellished or sparkly wrapping paper cannot be recycled and including them in blue bins could potentially contaminate the whole truck’s load.

Plastic containers, tins and bottles should all be washed out before being placed into blue bins for recycling.

To minimise food waste, we are encouraging our residents not to over-shop this festive season and buy only what they need.

Uncooked food waste can be composted.

East Cambs Street Scene will also be collecting real Christmas trees when green bin collections return after Friday, 28 January. If the tree is taller than the bin, it should be cut into pieces no higher than the bin and placed next to the green bin.

Bins and black sacks must be outside residents’ properties by 7am on the day of collection and not before 6pm the day before.

Residents can find details of their bin dates using the‘Find your collection day’ tool on East Cambridgeshire District Council’s website.