This accessibility statement applies to Greater Cambridge Shared Waste.

This website is run by Greater Cambridge Shared Waste, working with South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridge City Council.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We use Silktide third party software to monitor and fix our website accessiblity.

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Navigation
  • Colour contrast
  • Search icon
  • PDFs
  • Headings
  • Back to top link


Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please contact

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 days.


Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact:


Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).


Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Greater Cambridge Shared Waste is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.2 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.


Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations


  • Using a keyboard, the top navigation controls don’t change colour when selected (WCAG AA 2.4.7)
  • Some pages scroll in two dimensions on a mobile (WCAG AA 1.4.10)
  • Some of the content cannot be magnified up to 200% (WCAG 1.4.4)

Colour contrast

  • Some of the text doesn’t have a sufficient colour contrast (WCAG AA 1.4.3).
  • The blue used for hyperlinks is not dark enough (WCAG A 1.4.1)

Search icon

The search icon form label does not have explicit text labels (WCAG A 1.3.1)

We have raised the navigable, colour contrast and search icon issues with our website developers to fix.


Some of our PDFs are not compliant with the accessiblity standards. We are working through the documents to update them.

Some PDFs:

  • are not machine readable (WCAG A 1.1.1)
  • do not specify a default language (WCAG A 3.1.1)
  • have no headings specified or the headings do not follow a logical order (WCAG A 1.3.1)
  • are missing a title (WCAG A 2.4.2)
  • are not broken up with bookmarks, if they are long (WCAG AA 2.4.5)
  • are not tagged (WCAG A 1.3.1)

The 'your bins downloadable posters' PDFs are not accessible due to the fact that they are for printing purposes. 


Some of our pages don’t have a heading (WCAG A 1.3.1). We have raised this issue with our website developers to fix.

Back to top link

The back to top link cannot be selected by screen readers (WCAG A 4.1.2). We have raised this issue with our website developers to fix.


Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.


Our maps aren’t used for navigational purposes so are exempt from the accessiblity regulations.


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 9 May 2019. It was last reviewed on 1 December 2023.

Greater Cambridge commercial waste team

01954 713496