West Suffolk Operational Hub – dealing with household waste

People across West Suffolk were asked for their views on how local household waste should be dealt with in the future.

This consultation has now closed.

Partner councils Forest Heath District and St Edmundsbury Borough, who are responsible for bin collections from households, along with Suffolk County Council, who is responsible for disposing of the waste collected, are proposing to relocate their West Suffolk waste management facilities to a single site; called a West Suffolk Operational Hub.

A West Suffolk Operational Hub would include:

  • a waste depot for vehicle storage and maintenance, to replace the one in Olding Road, Bury St Edmunds
  • offices for waste management teams
  • a waste transfer station (an enclosed industrial building) where household recycling and waste collections are consolidated before being sent to the Materials Recovery Facility or the Energy from Waste facility at Great Blakenham for recycling or energy recovery
  • a Household Waste Recycling Centre for public use, to replace the one at Rougham Hill

The partner councils carried out a consultation across West Suffolk for six weeks from 8 January to 19 February 2016.

Visit www.westsuffolk.gov.uk for more information.