On Wednesday 24th March 2021, HRH Princess Anne visited the Greater Cambridge waste and recycling centre in Waterbeach to thank teams for their essential work.
The Princess Royal met some of the 150 critical workers who have continued to provide a vital frontline service from the very beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic. This has been at a time when more household recycling and waste has been generated as people have spent much more time at home.
During the visit to the Shared Waste Service, a partnership between South Cambridgeshire District and Cambridge City Councils, Princess Anne spoke to refuse loaders and bin lorry drivers who have continued to ensure waste and recycling has been collected despite pressures from the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Princess Royal was also shown the Service’s new electric bin lorry. The Dennis Eagle eCollect is the first electric bin lorry to be operating in Cambridgeshire. The introduction of the vehicle late last year marked the start of a drive to replace all the Service’s collection lorries with electric or hydrogen vehicles as their existing trucks come to the end of their working lives.