Cambridgeshire County Council is consulting on plans to develop a new household recycling centre (HRC) in March.
The town's existing HRC, off Hundred Road, must close by December 2023 under its current planning consent. To ensure that residents have continued access to household waste recycling services, the county council's Waste Team is proposing to relocate the facility to a site adjacent to the March Waste Transfer station in Melbourne Avenue.
A new permanent facility will offer increased capacity to meet the needs of the county's growing population, while also meeting best practice operational and health and safety standards.
The proposed option is a split-level design, maximising the capacity for queueing vehicles off the public highway and with separate Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) access. It is also proposed to have separate access for cyclists and pedestrians, a reuse shop and segregation between the public and operational areas to avoid the need to close the site when exchanging recycling and waste containers.
The consultation is open for responses until Wednesday 6 July.
To find out more about the proposals and visit the online virtual exhibition to view the site plans, visit the Cambridgeshire County Council website.