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Pre-booking to be introduced at some of Cambridgeshire’s recycling centres

Pre-booked slots are being introduced at some of Cambridgeshire's recycling centres.
Pre-booked slots are being introduced at some of Cambridgeshire's recycling centres.

Visits to three Cambridgeshire recycling centres will need to be booked in advance from next week.

The sites at Bluntisham, Alconbury and Thriplow will be running a system of pre-booked slots from Monday, June 22. This is in addition to a booking system for all the county’s sites that was recently introduced for vans and trailers requiring e-permits.

The measures are aimed at reducing traffic congestion, speeding up entry times and reducing the risk of collisions around the sites.

Cllr Josh Schumann, chair of the environment and sustainability committee at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “We’ve been monitoring traffic levels over the past month and have listened to feedback from both users and local residents. The majority of our household recycling centres are running very smoothly - we would like to thank everyone who has visited for their patience in allowing us to maintain Covid-19 social distancing measures on site.

“The sites in Bluntisham, Alconbury and Thriplow have been chosen to remove significant diversions currently in place for local residents and businesses.

“The booking system will reduce queuing traffic and waiting times to enter sites. The booking system will run alongside an existing booking system for vehicles that require e-permits.”

Residents should only make essential visits to Household Recycling Centres if it is not possible to store waste safely at home or dispose of it through kerbside or bulky waste collections. Further Government advice is available on gov.uk.

Sites are provided for the use of Cambridgeshire residents only, and all users should be prepared to show proof of address on arrival.

Bookings can be made at cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/waste-and-recycling/booking-system-for-e-permit-holders.

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