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Don't forget we can now recycle plastic pots, tubs, trays, packaging film carrier bags as well as bottles. Please make sure everything is clean though, or it contaminates everything, especially the paper. For more details see the council web page

Recycling champions are people who think unnecessary waste is a disgrace and that we have better things to do with our precious land than to bury our rubbish in it.

All over Cambridge volunteer recycling champions are helping to get people in their communities to recycle more. From helping out at events, signing up to our newsletter to chatting to your neighbours about recycling there’s lots of ways to get involved.

Events coming up

Friday 20th March 2015: 'Plastic Fantastic', understanding and using waste plastic creatively

Venue: Rock Road Library, Rock Road, off Cherry Hinton Rd (Hills Rd end)
Time: 15:00-17:00

Join recycling champions to learn about types of plastic, why we should avoid over-using it and why it is important to recycle it wisely. Waste plastic can, however, be used and reused for creative projects and especially in the garden. We will have some waste plastic, including from Scrapstore, but do bring some cleaned waste plastic (not from meat-use or nasty chemicals) and we can work out together how to re-use it. Let’s think ‘fantastic’ as well as practical! We will bring some seeds, compost and baby plants too for you to start, or take away, a mini edible garden for a windowsill or outside. Free, but donations to Library Friends would be welcome. More

Past Events

Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th March 2015 – Electrical recycling event at the Sidgwick site - we are awaiting the results but hope to have hit our target of collecting 100 tonnes of e-waste at this annual event over the last 4 years.

There's lots more past events in the Events Archive page.

We have 2 local groups:

  • The Recycling Champions North group meets at the Arbury Community Centre.
  • The South group meet at Cherry Hinton Village centre.

Anybody interested is welcome to come along or contact our coordinator.

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