12-Feb-2016

Huntingdonshire District Council's (HDC) current contract for the provision of textile, media (books, CDs, DVDs and video tapes) and small electrical recycling banks will come to an end on 29 February.

These banks are due to be removed between 15 February and 4 March. We have appointed a new provider for textile recycling banks only, to be placed at the existing locations and hope these will be available to use soon after the current banks have been removed.

There will be a period of time when there will be no banks at these sites. You can donate your clothing/textiles and to your local charity shop or take them to a household recycling centre. Media items can be donated to a charity shop. Small electrical items can be recycled at the household recycling centres and are also accepted at some charity shops, such as the British Heart Foundation.

Find your nearest household recycling centre.

During these changes please don't leave any bags at these sites, as you may risk being fined. There will be signs at sites which are in HDC car parks informing you of this.

Cllr Robin Carter whose executive responsibilities include Operations said: "We would like to thank you for your co-operation whilst these changes are taking place. Unfortunately there will be a period of time when a recycling bank isn’t available but we will try to keep this to a minimum. In the interim, please continue to recycle textiles either at your local household recycling centre or through any of the local charity shops. We greatly value your efforts with recycling in Huntingdonshire and we hope that the new textile banks will provide you with a better and more efficient way of recycling your textiles."

Visit our recycling centres page for more information.