All Suffolk Recycling Centres are closed

Suffolk Recycling Centres remain closed whilst the country is in lockdown to stop the spread of Covid-19.  The government states you should only leave the house for very limited purposes:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household.
  • any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
  • travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home.

We are working with our contractor, FCC Environment, on how we will operate the sites when we come to reopen once the lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Much of the waste that goes through the Recycling Centres includes DIY waste, furniture, wood, metal and garden waste. If you were planning to visit a recycling centre, please hold on to the items you were going to take until they reopen. During this time, we ask residents to act responsibility and not place the items listed above in their kerbside general rubbish collection. This will take up space in the collection vehicles needed for general household rubbish.

Where possible people should compost grass cuttings and hedge trimmings and if you can’t do that keep your garden waste until we reopen. For more information on how to compost at home please visit

Please do not leave any waste outside the Recycling Centres – staff need to concentrate on delivering waste services and leaving waste outside the centres or anywhere else 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.

To find out more COVID-19 waste disposal advice and how this is effecting Suffolk's council waste services please visit our Waste services and Coronavirus webpage