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New waste centre opens

11 January 2020

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Bury St Edmunds' new recycling centre will open next Thursday (January 16).

The facility, in Fornham Road, is part of the West Suffolk Operational Hub and replaces the Rougham Hill recycling centre.

The Rougham Hill site will close on Tuesday (January 14).

It will be the first open air site in Suffolk where all containers can be accessed from ground level, removing the need for steps.

A charity reuse shop, which will take materials suitable for reuse from recycling centres, will also be opening.

Paul West, cabinet member for waste at Suffolk County Council, said: "This new flagship site will be a significant asset to people in West Suffolk.

"It is purpose-built to enable the growing communities of west Suffolk to recycle and reuse their rubbish safely and efficiently and as all the containers are now on one level, there are no steps to contend with.

"It is also a safer site with lorries emptying containers in a totally separate area."

All staff from Rougham Hill will be transferred to the new site.

Suffolk’s recycling centres are run by FCC Environment on behalf of Suffolk County Council.

Steve Longdon, regional director at FCC, added: "We are very excited to be moving into the new recycling centre at Fornham Road.

"The site will enable residents to recycle the same wide range of materials as they currently can but with less queuing."

The postcode for the new site in Fornham Road is IP31 1SJ.

From Thursday 16 January all site users should take their waste to the new Fornham Road site. All Suffolk recycling centres are closed on Wednesdays.

No waste or recycling can left by the gates or in the vicinity of the old site. This will be classed as fly-tipping, which is a criminal offence and is liable to prosecution.