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Bins & Waste

Garden Waste Collections

The new garden waste subscription service started on 1 April 2024. If you have not paid for the new service, your garden bin will no longer be collected.

For residents that have subscribed, the day and schedule that your garden waste bin is collected will not change. Please have your bin out ready for collection before 6.30am on the day, as collection times may vary with the implementation of the new service.

Please allow 2 weeks for us to process your subscription, add you to our systems and send out your subscription sticker. Once you are added to our systems, you will be included on the collection rounds.

Primary

Educational packs

Please email WasteMinimisation@Huntingdonshire.gov.uk for the answer sheets.

Food waste

Composting

Waste awareness, prevention and reuse

  • Suez STEM Education Resources - Presentations and activities which encourage pupils to think about the value of materials and to consider waste prevention and reuse ahead of recycling

PSHE - Waste minimisation in personal health

Primary age books that might be of interest

  • The Rubbish Monster Thing, Simon Chadwick, 2018 - A rhyming story about the actions we can all take to reduce our waste

  • Yucky Worms, Vivian French, 2015 - A closer look at worms and the important role they play in creating compost and aerating the soil

  • Zero Waste Kids, Kathryn Kellogg, 2020 - 30 achievable child-friendly challenges to reduce waste

  • Compost stew: an A to Z recipe for the Earth, Mary McKenna Siddals and Ashley Wolff, 2010 - A rhyming picture book introducing children to composting

  • I can reduce waste, Martha E.H. Rustad, 2020 - 30 achievable child-friendly challenges to reduce waste.

Secondary

Educational packs

Please email WasteMinimisation@Hutningdonshire.gov.uk for the answer sheets.

Food waste

Waste awareness, prevention and reuse

  • Suez STEM Education Resources - Presentations and activities which encourage pupils to think about the value of materials and to consider waste prevention and reuse ahead of recycling

PSHE - Waste minimisation in personal health

Secondary age books that might be of interest

  • Six weeks to zero waste: a simple plan for life, Kate Arnell, 2020 - A six-week challenge for older pupils and adults

  • The True Cost of Technology: How to Shop to Change the World, Mary Colson, 2014 - A closer look behind the resources that are needed to build the technology we use every day

  • A Teen Guide to Eco Fashion, Liz Gogerly, 2013 - This book covers sourcing eco-friendly fashion as well as reuse, repair, recycling and maintaining the life of our clothes

  • This Book is Not Rubbish: 50 Ways to Ditch Plastic, Reduce Rubbish and Save the World! Isabel Thomas and Alex Paterson, 2018 - 50 tips to reduce waste and live a more sustainable lifestyle

  • My zero-waste kitchen, Kate Turner, Ruth O’Rourke-Jones and Will Heap, 2017 - As well as recipes, this includes tips for shopping, meal planning and storing food.