Bins and Recycling

The following information is for the bin collection service in Buckworth.

Collection Details

Please place your waste on the edge of your property by 06:30 am on the day of collection, ensuring that all your waste is inside the bin. Only waste inside the wheeled bins will be taken. Make sure you do not overfill your wheeled bin. If your bin is too heavy to move, it will not be emptied.

  • Grey bin: alternate Wednesdays (general waste)
  • Green bin: alternate Thursdays (garden / green waste)
  • Blue bin: alternate Fridays (recycling)

Bank Holidays

No collections will take place on bank holidays. During all weeks containing a bank holiday, collections will take place one day later.

To find out more about refuse collection times during holiday periods, please check the Huntingdonshire District Council Refuse Collection Information application on their website.

Assisted Collections

The collection team can come and collect your waste or recycling from its normal storage place, take it to the collection vehicle for emptying and then return the container where appropriate.

Assisted collections are only available for householders that are unable to take their waste out for collection themselves.

This may include:

  • People with disabilities
  • The infirm or elderly
  • The visually impaired

The Council is unable to provide this service where there is a person living in the household that can take the waste out on collection day.

Further Details

Check your collection times on the the Huntingdonshire Council website.

Types of Waste

Composting Recycling Rubbish
Garden Waste, Including;
Grass Cuttings & Leaves
Untreated Wood & Sawdust
Flowers and Weeds
Prunings from Hedges, Shrubs and Trees
Shredded Paper (providing it’s mixed with green waste)
Kitchen Waste including:
Vegetable and Fruit Peelings
Dairy Products
All Cooked and Uncooked Food
(food can be wrapped in newspaper to keep odour to a minimum)
NO plastic bags
NO other domestic rubbish
Nothing that will not rot
Glass Bottles and Jars
Cans, Tins and Foil
Jam Jar Lids
Junk Mail and Flyers
Cardboard Egg Boxes
Biscuit and Sweet tins
Plastic – Bottles only
Newspapers and Magazines
Yogurt Pots
Plant Pots
Margarine or Ice cream tubs
Holiday Brochures and Directories
Tetra Packs (milk, juice and squash cartons)
Cardboard and Packaging Card
NO black sacks or carrier bags
NO clothes, textiles, or shoes
NO paint tins
NO broken toys
NO batteries
NO shredded paper
NO cling film or polystyrene
NO polystyrene & plastic egg boxes
Domestic Waste that cannot be recycled, composted, reused or disposed of by other means.


Do not overfill your wheeled bin.

The wheeled bin should not be used for hot ashes, heavy materials or liquids.