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Refuse Collection

In Milton we have our rubbish collected in wheeled bins.

There are three bins: black, green and blue. The blue bin also has a caddy inside it. The bins are emptied on alternate Fridays* with black being emptied one week and green and blue the other. In broad terms:

  • blue is for recyclable waste like cardboard, plastic, foil, batteries (Batteries must be put in a bag hung from handle of the blue bin), bottles, and tins. Paper, including shredded paper, window envelopes and directories, goes in the blue caddy inside the blue bin.
  • green is for compostable waste including garden waste and food scraps.
  • black is for general waste, everything that doesn’t go in the other two

This is only the briefest summary. For full details of what you can currently put into each bin, see this page on the South Cambridgeshire District Council web site.

* except on a Bank Holiday when they’re usually collected the following day; we normally post the details to Milton News