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24 March 2020

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Dear Councillors


All Suffolk Recycling Centres be closed from today (Monday 23 March) until further notice. The safety of customers and staff is very important, therefore in accordance with current government Coronavirus guidelines of avoiding non-essential contact and preventing a risk of infection to others, the sites will be closed. It is essential that we do all we can to slow down the spread of the virus.  


We will shortly put out public information announcing the closures and advising residents:


  • That much of the waste that goes through the Recycling Centres is bulky waste (large items such as furniture, wood and metals) and garden waste.  People should hold onto these items until the sites reopen. Do not put any electrical items in any of your bins at home. 



  • Please do not leave any waste outside the Recycling Centres – staff should concentrate on delivering waste services and leaving waste outside the centres is classed as fly tipping and is a criminal offence for which people will be prosecuted.


FCC Environment staff, who operate the Recycling Centres on behalf of Suffolk County Council, may be redeployed to assist other essential services across Suffolk if needed during the Covid-19 pandemic. 


A series of tweets will also be sent out by the SCC corporate communications team.


For further information please visit www.suffolkrecycling.org.uk


Kind regards




Steve Palfrey

Head of Waste

Waste Services

Growth, Highways and Infrastructure (Lime B2F5)
Suffolk County Council
Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  IP1 2BX

01473 264787 / 07734478767

Email: steve.palfrey@suffolk.gov.uk