Waste and Recycling
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As a Waste Collection Authority Huntingdonshire District Council is responsible for the collection of household waste and also the provision of mini recycling centres throughout the District.
Cambridgeshire County Council as a Waste Disposal Authority is responsible for arranging the safe disposal of the waste collected by the Districts within the County, as well as providing and managing the household waste recycling centres at Alconbury, Bluntisham and St Neots.
Waste is an increasing problem across the globe and one that needs to be dealt with at a local level. Every year the residents of Huntingdonshire throw away tonnes of waste.
Huntingdonshire District Council achieved a diversion rate of over 56% based on the recycling and compostable waste that it processed through other means than landfill. These impressive results are an indication of the good work of local residents and Council employees who recognise that everyone has a responsibility for the protection of the environment we share.
Households not disposing of their waste through authorised council services should ensure that they comply with the Duty of Care. The duty of care is a law which says that you must take all reasonable steps to keep waste safe.
If you give waste to someone else, you must be sure they are authorised to take it and can transport, recycle or dispose of it safely. For more information about Duty of Care, follow the external link to the right of this page.
For detailed information about refuse and recycling collections, follow the links on the left.