We are removing unwanted brown bins from properties during June and early July. Each property has a scheduled collection date. To check when we are visiting your property, type in your postcode.
Opting out of the service
If you no longer want your brown bin collected from April 2017, you don't need to do anything or contact us. We have also scheduled dates for the removal of unwanted brown bins.
You do not need to contact us to opt out of the service. Your free brown bin collection will stop from the end of March 2017 unless you subscribe to the new service.
If you change your mind and wish to receive the service, you can subscribe at any time. The annual subscription runs from the beginning of April until 31 March each year. If you sign up part way through the year, you will be charged for the full year. The subscription will need renewing before the next April for the service to continue. More information about the new service.
Removal of unwanted brown bins
We are removing brown bins from properties that no longer want them. You do not need to contact us - simply leave your empty bin on the usual collection boundary of your property on your scheduled removal date. We will not remove bins that have items in them or are labelled with a subscription sticker.
Please note that if you choose to have your brown bin removed and later wish to subscribe to the service, you will be subject to a delivery charge of £30 per bin.
You may keep your brown bin even if you are not subscribing to the service. However, it remains the property of Fenland District Council and we may ask for it to be returned at a later date.
Alternatives to using your brown bin
We offer cost-price compost bins and food waste digesters. This is a good alternative to paying for a collection or taking garden waste to a household recycling centre. You will also create great compost to use at home. These can be purchased online at getcomposting.com or by phoning 0800 316 4454.
You can also take your garden waste to any of Cambridgeshire County Council's Household Recycling Centres for free.
If you have a small garden, you could consider sharing the cost of a bin with a neighbour. One household will need to be responsible for the subscription and bin, which will then be collected from this registered property. The agreement to share the bin is between the customers only.