Household Recycling Centres / Waste Transfer Stations

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

Bluntisham

PE28 3LQ

Tel: 01487 841810

 

March Recycling Centre

Hundred Road

March

PE15 8QJ

Tel: 01354 661130

 

Milton Recycling Centre

Butt Lane

Milton

CB24 6DQ

Tel: 01223 860674     

 

St Neots Recycling Centre

Unit 3, Martson Road

Eynesbury

St Neots

PE19 2HB

Tel: 01480 354355

 

Thriplow Recycling Centre

Gravel Pit Hill

Thriplow

SG8 7HZ

Tel: 01223 839001

 

Whittlesey Recycling Centre

New Road

Whittlesey

PE7 1SZ

Tel: 01733 351144

 

Wisbech Recycling Centre

75 Boleness Road

Wisbech

PE13 2RB

Tel: 01954 582332

 

Witchford Recycling Centre

Sterling Way

Off Witchford Road

Ely

CB6 3FA

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

Waterbeach

Cambridge

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
Huntingdon
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
March
PE15 0EN
Tel: 01354 652563 

Opening hours:

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

Asbestos

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.