Blue Box/ Blue Bin Scheme

With the recent huge improvements in the blue box recycling scheme by South Cambridgeshire District Council this is probably most people first contact with recycling in the village.

The Blue Bin recycling point can take the following items;

  • Plastic packaging (pots, trays, and tubs)
  • Plastic film and clean food wrapping
  • Glass jars and bottles
  • Food and drink cans
  • Cartons (eg. Tetrapak)
  • Cardboard
  • Aerosols
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Plastic bottle tops and triggers
  • Plastic bags
  • Tin foil and foil trays
In addition there is a paper caddy inside the blue bin which can take the following items;
  • Catalogues and telephone directories
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Junk mail
  • Shredded paper
  • Paper
  • Envelopes (with or without windows)
There is currently no recycling for: Polystyrene, pyrex glass, flat glass, jiffy bags, tissues, and kitchen paper.

NOTE: Unlike the black bin additional recycling will be collected if placed alongside the blue bin in a returnable contained.

Recycling at Tesco

Tesco Bar Hill is home to a shared recycling point. It contains various recycling receptacles;

There are also the standard collection points for books, CD's, DVD's, clothing and shoes, as well as (courtesy of South Cambridgeshire District Council) larger versions of the paper caddy from the blue bin.

The recycling point is located on the left as you enter the store car park and is marked on the map below courtesy of;

Bulk Goods Collection

There are several charities that offer a collection service for bulky items that can be re-used.

South Cambridgeshire District Council list them on their website;

Also available on the above link is the South Cambridgeshire District Council collection service which will pick up bulky items which aren't suitable for recycling but need to be taken to the tip (this service costs money, but isn't that unreasonably priced).