Recycling set to go undercover

THE household waste recycling centre in St Neots is set to move to new undercover premises with longer opening hours. The site of the present town centre depot in Huntingdon Street is unsuitable and earmarked for redevelopment. Now Cambridgeshire County C

THE household waste recycling centre in St Neots is set to move to new undercover premises with longer opening hours.

The site of the present town centre depot in Huntingdon Street is unsuitable and earmarked for redevelopment.

Now Cambridgeshire County Council has identified a new, much larger 1.4 hectare site adjacent to the railway line on Marston Road in the Cromwell Road industrial area.

New regulations mean the site, when granted planning consent by the county in consultation with Huntingdonshire District Council, will have level drive-in access and, because it will be under cover and lit, will be open for longer than the present opening hours of 8am to 4pm in winter and 6pm in summer - April to the end of September.

It is due to open next year after public consultation on the facilities it will offer.

County Councillor Matt Bradney, lead member for planning and regional matters, said: "This is the first of a number of new recycling facilities we will be developing over the next 15 years to meet the future needs of Cambridgeshire. Every new recycling centre will be indoor, fully accessible and designed to help residents maximise their recycling."

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HDC's kerbside recycling collections - blue bins and green boxes - are not affected: recycling centres can accept categories of waste that are not collected from homes, such as building materials, white goods, batteries and waste oil.

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