The Arbury Swap, Collect and Fix-Fest

Arbury! Bring us your faulty, torn, wobbly and unwanted items
and let’s have a huge swap, collect and fix fest.

Highlights include Arbury’s first Repair Café at which experienced repairers will fix your stuff for free, a Clothes Swap Party where pre-loved clothes can be swapped for ones that are new to you, and a ‘Give-and-Take Shelf’.

The City Rangers will be collecting bulky items for residents requiring additional support and Veolia will be providing skips and bins for everyone to help them dispose of items and recycle with ease. There’ll also be a wonderful café and short film screenings. All the events and activities are free.


The schedule

Recycling and disposal area open 10:00am – 2:00pm

Bring your unwanted stuff to Arbury Community Centre. Veolia staff will be on hand to help you with your large household items, electricals, furniture, toys, worn out clothes, organic waste, metal items etc (no oils, paints, hazardous waste please). Unwanted items in good condition can be donated to the Give-and-Take Shelf and you’ll be free to take items that take your fancy.


Bulky waste collection by City Rangers 10:00am – 2:00pm

Arbury residents who would struggle to remove bulky items from their property can make an appointment for the City Rangers to collect a maximum of two items. Call 01223 301842 to book a collection slot (last booking will be taken 15/2/2018). First come, first served and please note items must be left out for collection as Rangers cannot enter homes.


Clothes Swap Party 11:00am – 12:30pm

Cambridge Carbon Footprint and North Cambridge Children’s Centre are teaming up to host a women’s and children’s wear swap party, a fun event that invites people to swap unwanted, clean clothes and accessories that are in good condition.

The Children’s Centre is running the children’s clothes swap for ages 0-5yrs, between 11am and 12:30pm. Drop-in any time during this 90 minute slot. There’s a regular baby and young childrens clothes swap at Arbury Community Centre twice a month. For more details on the children’s swap, call 01223 728118.

The women’s wear swap is for teens and up, max 8 items per person. Please drop the women’s wear clothes at 11am for sorting. Swapping for this starts at 11.30am and ends at 12:30pm.


Screenings of short films in the ‘Story of Stuff’ series 1:30pm and 3:00pm

Transition Cambridge will screen short animated films that look at the impact of our stuff and what solutions are out there. Part of February’s ‘Films for Our Future’ season.


Arbury Repair Café 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Repair Cafes match experienced repairers with people who need stuff fixing. You can pick up repair skills and bring along the following to be repaired: small household appliances and electrical items, computers, books, mobile phones, bicycles, clothes and general bits n bobs. Booking is recommended, please book online using the button below or by emailing: Tell us what the item is and give a brief description of the fault. You can turn up on the day but may have to wait.

Book here

This day is being organised by Cambridge Carbon Footprint in partnership with Arbury Community Centre, Transition Cambridge, Veolia, the City Council and North Cambridge Children’s Centre.

A poster for the event can be found here, please feel free to download and share.

If you live in Arbury and would like to get involved in helping on the day, please get in touch with

This is a free event and all are welcome

Event Details

10:00 am - 4:30 pm
17th Feb 2018

Arbury Community Centre
Campkin Road
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