Waste A to Z

Find out what goes in which bin

You can print a copy of our what goes in which bin poster [PDF, 1.5MB]. - but to find information online, please use our accessible search function below. Please note, this poster is for printing purposes only and is therefore not accessible.

If the item you are looking for is not listed, please contact us at waste@eastcambs.gov.uk. We will advise you of the best method of disposal and add it to the online search.

Cooking oilCooking oil
Other
NEVER POUR FATS DOWN THE DRAIN
Items wrongly flushed down the drains and fats create blockages known as fatbergs. Find out more about their impact at Anglian Water website.
 
COMPOST AT HOME / GREEN LIDDED BIN
Use kitchen towel to absorb cooled liquid fat from cooking pans and trays and If you have a home compost heap or bin you can place it there, or in your green lidded bin.
 
HOUSEHOLD WASTE RECYCLING CENTRE
Larger amounts of oil can be allowed to cool, poured into a bottle and taken to a Household Recycling Centre.

If you cannot do the preferred option please see alternative options below:


Household recycling centre
Household Waste Recycling Centre

Please check Cambridgeshire County Council’s website before you visit Witchford Household Recycling Centre.


Cooking fat in a panFat
Other
NEVER POUR FATS DOWN THE DRAIN
Items wrongly flushed down the drains and fats create blockages known as fatbergs. Find out more about their impact at Anglian Water website.
 
COMPOST AT HOME / GREEN LIDDED BIN
Use kitchen towel to absorb cooled liquid fat from cooking pans and trays and If you have a home compost heap or bin you can place it there, or in your green lidded bin.
 
HOUSEHOLD WASTE RECYCLING CENTRE
Larger amounts of oil can be allowed to cool, poured into a bottle and taken to a Household Recycling Centre.

If you cannot do the preferred option please see alternative options below:


Household recycling centre
Household Waste Recycling Centre

Please check Cambridgeshire County Council’s website before you visit Witchford Household Recycling Centre.


Water filterWater filters
Other
REDUCE WASTE
 
Some kinds of water filters produce less waste than traditional plastic cartridges. Phox water filters can be refilled with sachets, or an activated Binchotan charcoal stick filter can be recharged, lasting up to six months.
 
RECYCLE POINTS
 
Water filters cannot be recycled as part of your recycling collection scheme nor at household waste recycling centres. However, if you use a BRITA branded water filter you can recycle the used filters at most Argos and John Lewis stores where boxes are provided for the collection of used cartridges.
To find your nearest participating store, visit the BRITA website.
 
For other water filter brands, please contact the manufacturer to find out if they provide a similar service. 

If you cannot do the preferred option please see alternative options below:


Black sack
Black sack

Black sacks go through a mechanical and biological sorting process before going to landfill. Find out more about this process on RECAP's website.

You can check your waste collection dates on our bin collection day page.