Household Recycling Centres / Waste Transfer Stations

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.

Trade Waste deliveries - notice to all drivers

Please note that due to current restrictions in place and to ensure front line services are protected, we will not be accepting trade waste drive-up deliveries from Monday 30 March until further notice.

We appreciate that this will cause some difficulties and the decision has not been taken lightly; however it is essential that the waste transfer and waste treatment sites can continue to operate to ensure essential front line services are maintained.

Closure of Household Recycling Centres

In light of the Prime Minister’s announcement last night, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Councils have decided that all recycling centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will be closed from today (Tuesday 24th March 2020) until further notice.

The Councils note that the decision to close sites has not been taken lightly but it is essential to encourage residents to stay at home and limit the spread of Coronavirus. The following information is provided, and your support is requested:

If you were planning to visit a recycling centre, please hold on to the items you were planning to take until they are reopened.

During this time, residents are requested to act responsibly and not place items such as DIY waste, garden waste, or recycling into their kerbside general rubbish collection. This will take up space in the collection vehicles needed for general household rubbish. Try to limit your food waste by home composting and using your freezer. If you have food waste it can be disposed of in your general waste bin.

Asbestos service: The Councils have suspended the service and is notifying all those with a current permit that the transfer stations are closed to the public.

Charity Permits: The County Council will email all those with a charity permit that the HRCs are closed and not go to any transfer station.

Amey operates nine Household Recycling Centres across Cambridgeshire as part of its partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council, as well as three waste transfer stations.

You can find out more below or view our video here, which explains what you can recycle at the centres and gives some handy tips for your visit.

You can also read our handy guide to using Household Recycling Centres here.

Spring 2018 - opening times

Check out our poster with more information on 2018 spring/summer opening times here.

Household Recycling Centres -  helpful information

The sites allow residents to dispose of their household waste, free of charge, and we then make sure as much as possible is recycled.

The addresses for each of the centres are below and you can also find helpful information – including a location map, opening hours and handy tips on how to use the sites – on Cambridgeshire County Council’s website.

All nine centres accept residents' garden waste, timber, glass, metals, paper, cardboard, textiles, batteries and waste electrical equipment for recycling. Business waste is not accepted at the centres.

If you’re visiting a centre, please make sure children and animals stay in your vehicle at all times – there are a lot of moving cars and equipment and we don’t want anyone to get hurt. 

Top tips on using the recycling centres:

  • Separate your waste before you go – this saves time and helps us recycle more of your rubbish
  • Recycling centres are busy at weekends and bank holidays. If you can, visit on weekdays when they are less busy
  • If bringing in waste via a van or trailer, please contact the recycling centre in advance. 

Find your local Household Recycling Centre

There are nine centres across Cambridgeshire and these are listed below. You can also find out opening hours and view a location map here.


Alconbury Recycling Centre

Wood Walton Road

Alconbury Weston

PE28 4JH

Tel: 01480 414796


Bluntisham Recycling Centre

Heath Road


PE28 3LQ

Tel: 01487 841810


March Recycling Centre

Hundred Road


PE15 8QJ

Tel: 01354 661130


Milton Recycling Centre

Butt Lane


CB24 6DQ

Tel: 01223 860674     


St Neots Recycling Centre

Unit 3, Martson Road


St Neots

PE19 2HB

Tel: 01480 354355


Thriplow Recycling Centre

Gravel Pit Hill



Tel: 01223 839001


Whittlesey Recycling Centre

New Road



Tel: 01733 351144


Wisbech Recycling Centre

75 Boleness Road


PE13 2RB

Tel: 01954 582332


Witchford Recycling Centre

Sterling Way

Off Witchford Road



Tl: 01353 668728


Waste Transfer Stations

As well as the Household Recycling Centres, Amey operates three transfer stations for councils and business to directly drop off their waste.

Transfer stations at Waterbeach Waste Management Park and Alconbury are open to both local councils and businesses, while the third at March is for local authorities only.

The public can also use all three sites for picking up their free soil conditioner, as well as dropping off asbestos. All three also provide an aggregates collection area for the general public and businesses, where you can purchase or arrange delivery of different materials including limestone, sands, gravels and type one road stone.

Waterbeach Transfer Station

A purpose-built unit allows councils and traders to drop off their waste in a safe way – with all vehicles staying on dedicated, surfaced routes.

We also offer an extensive construction and demolition drop off, sorting and recycling service at Waterbeach. Builders and other tradesmen can dispose of their non-hazardous general and construction and demolition waste.

Concrete, brick and tile rubble and glass is recycled as secondary aggregates, while timber is recycled into chipboard, animal bedding or as a fuel in energy plants. Clean card is recycled as new cardboard, while soil is reused at the Waterbeach site for landfill restoration.

In addition to the construction and demolition area, properly bagged cement bonded asbestos can be deposited in a separate, dedicated collection skip (see below for process).

Waterbeach Waste Transfer Station

Ely Road



CB25 9PG

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday: 7am – 5pm

Saturday: 7am – 12noon

Sunday: Closed

Alconbury Transfer Station

The Alconbury transfer station was opened in 2008 and provides Huntingdonshire District Council with a local tipping point for its waste collection trucks, bulky waste and street sweepings (prior to it being transferred to Waterbeach Waste Management Park). The site is also licensed to accept trade waste.

Trade Waste: With the exception of hazardous waste, the Alconbury site provides tipping facilities for all types of waste, including green waste, soil, building rubble, general rubbish or hardcore. Contact the site for further details and prices.

Aggregates: Customers can pick up a range of different materials including limestone, sands, gravels and type one road stone. We also offer a delivery service for local customers. Contact the site for more information about this service.
Asbestos: Residents can bring properly bagged cement bonded asbestos to the Alconbury site for deposit in a special collection skip (see below for process).

Alconbury Waste Transfer Station
Stangate Park
Alconbury Hill
Alconbury Weston
PE28 4JH
Telephone: 01487 831658

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 7am - 5pm
Saturday: 7am - 12noon
Sunday: Closed 

March Transfer Station

The transfer station at March opened in 2009 and takes waste and recycling collected by Fenland District Council residents' bin collections.  It is then transferred on to Waterbeach Waste Management Park.
Asbestos: Residents can bring properly bagged cement bonded asbestos to the Alconbury site for deposit in a special collection skip (see below for process).

March Waste Transfer Station
Melbourne Avenue
PE15 0EN
Tel: 01354 652563 

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday: 7am - 5pm
Saturday: 7am - 12noon
Sunday:  Closed


We provide a facility for household cement-bonded asbestos only at Waterbeach, March and Alconbury waste transfer stations.

If you wish to dispose of cement-bonded asbestos, you must first complete an online form on Cambridgeshire County Council's website.

Once you have done this and placed your asbestos in a special bag provided by the council, you must then call the transfer station you intend to visit to agree a delivery time and to provide your authorisation code:

Alconbury: 01487 831658
Waterbeach: 01223 861856
March: 01354 652563

The asbestos can then be taken to the transfer station, where a special skip is provided.

Please note Amey employees will not be able to help unload bagged asbestos from vehicles and asbestos not contained in the required bags supplied by Cambridgeshire County Council will be rejected.