What happens to your waste and recycling
Materials in your blue bin are taken to a transfer station in March. They are then moved to a Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Waterbeach run by our contractors, Amey LG.
The material is then sorted by type. It is sold to re-processors to be turned into recycled goods such as newspapers and plastic bottles.
Garden waste is composted within the eastern region to produce a soil improver sold to farmers and available at household waste sites.
Our Getting It Sorted volunteers offer free talks to schools and community groups. They can also loan games and workshop props to help teach about recycling. For more information please email email@example.com.
The Amey LG site in Waterbeach offer free visits to their education centre. Visitors can see their recycling machines in action and take part in fun interactive sessions. Full site tours are also available.