We are working with Cambridgeshire County Council to put plans in place to re-open Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) from Monday 11 May 2020. For more information, please visit Cambridgeshire County Council's website and read their news update.

It is the Council’s intention to open all nine of its sites.

The Council's plans will make sure that visits to the HRC are safe for residents as well as for employees - with measures in place to ensure social distancing on site. The plans have been prepared jointly with the public health team at the council.

Each of the nine HRCs in the county also has a detailed traffic management plan, drawn up in partnership with Skanska and in consultation with Cambridgeshire Constabulary, to limit the impact on roads around each site.

Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick's statements over the weekend gave councils in England and Wales the green light to plan site openings as part of a gradual easing of government lockdown measures.

Further details will be provided by Cambridgeshire County Council later in the week about what each Cambridgeshire site will receive, however some of the key conditions of opening will include:

  • A limit to vehicle numbers on site - in the same way as limits on customers in supermarkets
  • No more than two adults to be allowed to unload any one vehicle
  • No staff assistance to unload vehicles
  • No vans or trailers that require a permit

It is advised that journeys to Household Recycling Centres should only be undertaken if waste or recycling cannot be stored at home without causing risk of injury or harm to health.

People who must continue to stay away from these sites are those who are or have anyone in their household, suffering from Covid-19 symptoms, or have been diagnosed as having the virus.



Amey provides a complete waste management service for local authorities, businesses, residents, schools and colleges, health and social care services in Cambridgeshire and the East of England.

From our 165 hectare Waste Management Park at Waterbeach – about three miles north of Cambridge - we operate a range of waste services that aim to promote recycling and reduce landfill.

Through our long-term contract with Cambridgeshire County Council we have responsibility for treating the waste produced by local residents. Various waste sorting and composting technologies at the Waterbeach site help us to do just that and we also manage Household Recycling Centres on behalf of the authority.

You can find out more about the work we deliver though our partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council and learn more about Waterbeach Waste Management Park here.

For businesses, we offer waste and recycling collection services, including skip and bin hire – all of which are flexible and can be tailored to individual needs. We also operate trade waste drop off facilities through our transfer stations.

Residents can also hire skips and bins from us, use one of the nine Household Recycling Centres we operate across Cambridgeshire and take advantage of the free soil conditioner that we offer!

Did you know?

Amey handles just under 400,000 tonnes of waste at its Waterbeach Waste Management Park each year, of which over 50% is diverted from landfill.

Cambridgeshire Child Page Listing