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UPDATE - Bin Collections

By Anne Charteris Babraham Parish Council

Tuesday, 13 December 2022


Babraham Parish Council Contributor


As a result of the snow and ice, Greater Cambridge Shared Waste bin collection crews were not able to empty bins on some streets today. Bin lorries have only been able to safely empty bins on those streets that have been gritted as it is too dangerous and slippery for the vehicles to drive down un-treated roads. The freezing temperatures have also had an impact on the trucks themselves – with bin lifting mechanics failing. The safety of bin crews must come first.

If all the bins on your street have not been emptied, we will not be able to return until the next collection day so please bring your bins back in and put them out again on your next collection day. Bin crews will then do their very best to remove additional waste left alongside wheelie bins for these properties when they come back for your next scheduled collection. For blue bins, this means one transparent clear sack of recycling plus one bundle of cardboard. Put any glass inside the blue bin and bundles of cardboard must be of a size which will fit inside an empty bin with the lid closed. For black bins, this will be up to two extra black bin bags for those households that need it. Bin crews are not able to collect additional green bin waste that is not in an authorised additional green bin.

The bin crews are working hard to try and empty as many bins as possible, and Greater Cambridge Shared Waste apologise for any inconvenience. The freezing weather conditions are making their jobs especially hard at the moment.

Many thanks for your support. Please do let me know if you have any questions. With best wishes,


Kath Sansom | Communications Officer

Contact Information

Anne Charteris

  • 01799531827
  • 07890512309

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