Recycling and Cambridgeshire

Between April 2017 and March 2018, 182,965 tonnes of rubbish was recycled or composted in Cambridgeshire, according to Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs figures, placing the county near the top of the table for recycling in the UK.


Last year households in Huntingdonshire recycled 19,000 tonnes of food and garden waste, this included tea bags and even coffee grounds, according to Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC). Earlier this year, Huntingdonshire was named the first “circularly economy” for plastic, leading the way for recycling in the nation. Alongside recycling food waste, and litter, residents are also encouraged to reuse and recycle unused clothes. Textiles placed in recycling bins cost councils across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough on average £10,000 a month, with councils now encouraging residents to donate their clothes to charity shops. Alongside Recycling Week, people are also being encouraged to take part in World Clean Up Day, which encourages residents to go outside and pick up litter.