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Waste Sack Rollout

The annual waste sack rollout will be starting on 3 April 2023.

Residents who are on a sack collection for their refuse and recycling collections will start to receive their sacks from 3 April. We are aiming for all these properties to have their sacks delivered by the end of April.

Cambridgeshire County Council has announced that, from Saturday 7 January, they can accept upholstered domestic seating at all household recycling centres. This includes sofas, cushions, chairs and bean bags. You are advised to speak to site staff for advice about where to dispose of these items as they must now be separated from other waste. 

Household recycling centres

There are three tips, also known as household recycling centres (HRC) in Huntingdonshire. They are run by Amey for Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC). 

From 1 March 2022 you no longer need to book to visit any of the HRCs.

All sites are open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. They are free of charge to use, but do not accept waste from businesses. 

What can be recycled at the household recycling centres?

E-permit scheme

You will need an e-permit to dispose of household waste at the HRCs using a commercial-type vehicle or any trailer in excess of 1.5m length (excluding the towing mechanism) or 570 litre capacity.

You can find further information about the scheme and details of how to apply on Cambridgeshire County Council's website

If you have any queries about the e-permit scheme please email the Waste Management Team.

Textile recycling banks

We work with ASTCO to provide textile recycling banks in Huntingdonshire. All materials collected from the clothing banks are re-used, with textiles providing reusable clothing for the UK and developing countries. This helps reduce waste from going into landfill. To report a full or damaged bank, please call ASTCO on 01507 466159.  The recycling banks can accept clothing and textiles such as sheets, pillowcases and blankets. ASTCO logo

The recycling banks can be found at the following locations: 

  • Bluntisham Village Hall, Mill Lane

  • Brampton Memorial Field, Thrapston Road

  • Brington, opposite school

  • Bury Village Hall, Brookfield Way

  • Catworth Village Hall, Church Street

  • Fenstanton, Church Street car park

  • Godmanchester, Bridge Place car park

  • Great Stukeley, Three Horseshoes Pub, Ermine Street

  • Hartford, Sapley Playing Fields car park

  • Huntingdon, Latham Road

  • Huntingdon, One Leisure, St Peters Road

  • Huntingdon, Riverside Park, near Primrose Lane

  • Huntingdon, St Germain Street car park

  • Needingworth Village Hall, Overcote Lane

  • Old Weston Village Hall car park, Main Street

  • Ramsey, Mews Close car park

  • Somersham, Church Street car park

  • St Ives, Cattle Market car park, Station Road

  • St Ives, Globe Place car park

  • St Neots, Priory Centre car park

  • St Neots, Riverside Park car park

  • St Neots, Tebbutts Road car park

  • Wansford, The Christie Hall, Elton Road

  • Warboys Village Hall, High Street

  • Wistow, Oaklands Avenue

Recycling at home

You can also recycle at home - see what you can put in your recycling bin.

Take a look at our page of Zero Waste Initiatives, alternatives to generating waste.