Waste and Recycling
Household Recycling Centre Service Review
Cambridgeshire County Council want to hear your views on suggested service changes to the household recycling centre service. This is your opportunity to tell us what you think so this can be taken into account before any decisions are made.
The review will look at how to provide an efficient and cost effective recycling service coupled with the need to help meet the County Council’s savings target of £149 million over the next five years.
The options being considered include looking at the location, usage and potential closure of some household recycling centres (HRCs) in the county as well as proposals such as charging for certain waste streams such as hardcore and plasterboard, or reducing weekday opening hours at sites.
The challenge faced is to deliver the savings needed without impacting on our recycling rates across the County. No one option on its own will deliver the savings required, so it is essential that all the options are considered to ensure that the County Council can deliver the service going forward in this difficult financial climate.
Follow the link on the right to take part on the survey.
Let us know your views by 26 September 2014.
Waste in Huntingdonshire
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.