Haverhill Recycling centre redevelopment

Work complete on new Haverhill Recycling Centre.

Haverhill’s new £2 million recycling centre at Homefield Road, will open to the public on Thursday 8 August 2024.

It replaces the recycling centre at Chalkstone Way and will make recycling and disposal of waste even easier and safer.

Features of the new centre include:

  • A raised platform giving visitors an elevated position from which to safely dispose of waste - removing the need for steps
  • A one-way system and easy-to-use layout, allowing customers to access clearly marked recycling bays
  • No need to close the facility to replace full containers
  • Improved accessibility and increased capacity for recycling and donating items for reuse
  • Greater separation between public vehicles and larger vehicles
  • Queuing capacity within the site and better access from the public highway compared to the Chalkstone Way site
  • The new site is 3.5 times bigger than the old Chalkstone Way site.

Councillor Chris Chambers, Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport Strategy, Planning and Waste, said:

“It’s great to be able to put a date in the diary and look forward to this state-of-the-art facility opening in Haverhill.

“Not only will this centre provide a great resource to local communities, but supports our ambition to protect and enhance the environment.

“Reducing what waste we have in the first place is always a key priority, but this new site will help residents to easily reduce and recycle the waste they do have, helping to maximise resources, reducing the need for raw materials.”

Simon Hale, FCC Environment Area Manager, said:

“Our teams and contractors have worked hard to get this centre open and we’re excited to welcome everyone from Haverhill and the local area.

“I’m sure people will be impressed with the new facility and how simple and safe it is to drive in, drop off and drive out.”

The Chalkstone Way recycling centre will close permanently to the public on Tuesday 6 August 2024. The booking system will be updated in due course to reflect the move, but as usual customers can still book their slot to drop off waste and recycling.

When you arrive on site you will see that the other half of the building is still being used as a waste transfer station to take in a small amount of waste collected from households in the West Suffolk area. This operation will continue to run along side the new recycling centre.

The project sees FCC Environment and Suffolk County Council working as part of the Suffolk Waste Partnership with West Suffolk Council. The facility will be operated by FCC Environment, which manages all of Suffolk’s 11 recycling centres

Image showing what the new Haverhill Recycling Centre looks like.
Visual of what the new recycling centre will look like once complete.

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