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Cambridge rubbish tip to stay open for business

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After the news that the green bin collection of food waste will no longer be going ahead, residents are being reassured the rubbish tips and will stay open.

However, Cambridgeshire County Council has asked that if people are self isolating, or anyone in their household is doing so, or they are experiencing symptoms that may be the coronavirus that they do not come to any of the tips, known as Household Recycling Centres.

There are nine Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) in Cambridgeshire. They are managed by Amey under contract to Cambridgeshire County Council.

Household waste recycling centres will remain open
Household waste recycling centres will remain open

A spokesperson for the county council said: "Yes, people can use the Household Recycling Centres, as long as the green waste is emptied out of the black bags once at the site."

The council also issued special advice for anyone disposing of used tissues or or other personal waste such as disposable cleaning cloths. The county council explained these "can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

Opening times for the Household Recycling Centres

April to September:

Monday to Friday - 9am to 8pm

Saturday and Sunday - 9am to 6pm

(Site may close at dusk if earlier)

October to March:

Monday to Sunday - 9am to 4pm

Entrance gates shut 10 minutes before closing time

The centre operates Sunday opening hours on bank holidays. It is closed from 1pm on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

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