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Please find below a useful guide to our Household Recycling Centres and how to get the most out of your visit.

Household Recycling Centres in Cambridgeshire

A useful guide to what you can recycle at your nearest recycling centre

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Vehicles coming to our Household Recycling Centres must comply with our Vehicle Size Restriction Policy:


  • Standard size transit type vans (approximately 4.9m long and 1.9m high) are allowed into the Household Recycling Centre
  • Any van longer than 4.9m long and 1.9m high will not be allowed, this includes medium and long wheel base vans, high top vans, Luton type box vans and flat bed tipper type trucks.
  • No trailer beds over 8’ 6” (2.5 metres) in length will be allowed into the Household Recycling Centre at any time.

Household recycling centre policies

The Household Waste Recycling Service Strategy sets out our strategy for providing a household recycling service to the residents of Cambridgeshire to dispose of bulky household items or items not collected at the kerbside.

Recycling service strategy 2014 to 2019

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The Recycling Centres Customer Policies will be reviewed and updated as part of the options work under taken as a result of the Household Recycling Service Strategy, above.

Recycling centres charter and policy

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Buying items from recycling centres

Some items taken to recycling centres are available for sale, this does not include electrical items. Please speak to the site staff if you wish to purchase something.

Selling items at the recycling centres

The contractors who operate all our recycling centres have salvage rights over any waste that is deposited at these sites. This income is put towards the day to day running costs of the centre which means costs are kept down for the council and taxpayers.

Soil-improving compost available to buy from recycling centres

40 litre bags of soil-improving compost made from Cambridgeshire's garden and food waste can be bought at recycling centres (apart from Milton) for £2.50 each.

Our contractor Amey provides soil improver free of charge to the public at all three of the County's transfer stations:

  • Waterbeach Waste Management Park
    Ely Road
    CB25 9PG
    (Near the main entrance to the park, from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to 1pm on Saturday)
  • Alconbury Waste Transfer Station
    Stangate Park
    Alconbury Hill
    Alconbury Weston
    PE28 4JH
    (From 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday)
  • March Waste Transfer Station
    Melbourne Avenue
    PE15 0EN
    (From 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday)

Customers must bring their own bags and shovels to load their vehicles.

Bring banks

You can find Recycling Banks located in villages, towns and cities across Cambridgeshire, meaning you don’t have to go so far to recycle your waste. These include collections for items such as textiles, electrical items, books and shoes.

Follow the links below to find recycling banks in your local area:

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