All Suffolk recycling centres to close today until further notice due to coronavirus

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Suffolk recycling centres will close from 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 close. It is essential that we do all we can to slow down the spread of the virus.

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.

Where possible people should compost grass cuttings and hedge trimmings and if you can’t do that, keep your garden waste until the sites reopen. You can find more information on how to compost 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 areas of waste services across Suffolk if needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For further information you can visit the Suffolk Recycling website