Household Recycling Centres

Thriplow Household Recycling Centre

Due to Roadworks taking place on the A505 from outside IWM Duxford to Hunts Lane, please be advised that there may be delays to traffic entering and leaving the HRC site at Thriplow.

Roadworks start on Monday February 20, 2023, and are due to last for some 12 weeks.

Update on waste upholstered domestic seating

We are pleased to announce that from Saturday, 7 January we are now able to accept the following items at all nine of our Household Recycling Centres.

  • sofas
  • sofa beds
  • armchairs
  • upholstered kitchen and dining room chairs
  • upholstered stools and foot stools
  • upholstered home office chairs
  • futons
  • bean bags, floor, and sofa cushions

When you attend one of the HRC sites please ask site staff for advice as to where to dispose of these items as they now must be separated from other waste.

Battery disposal

Avoid causing fires by safely disposing of batteries. Find out why this is important and what happens when a battery explodes on our Battery disposal page.

Booking requirements

It's no longer necessary to book to attend any of Cambridgeshire’s Household Recycling Centres.

Vehicles and trailers requiring e-permits must still have these in place before visiting sites.

Coronavirus measures update

The following measures remain in place to protect visitors and staff and reduce the risks of temporary site closures due to Covid-related staff absences:

  • Do not attend if you are unwell with Covid symptoms. Please help us to protect other site users and staff by staying at home.
  • Do not bring to site any waste that might be infected with Covid - you should double wrap any Covid waste in plastic bags, store for 72 hours and then put out for general household refuse collection.
  • Site staff cannot help with the removal of items from vehicles - if you need assistance, please deposit materials as directed for removal by site staff after your departure.
  • We continue to provide sanitising gel for use on arrival and departure.