New Haverhill recycling centre on target for summer opening

A new £2 million recycling centre is on target to open on Homefield Road in Haverhill in summer 2024.
It will replace the recycling centre at Chalkstone Way and is more than three times the size of the existing site.
The construction works are being completed by FCC Environment and its contractor DXI Regeneration Ltd, on behalf of Suffolk County Council. The facility will be operated by FCC Environment, which manages all of Suffolk’s 11 recycling centres.

The new centre will feature:


• 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.

Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for waste, Cllr Richard Smith MVO, recently visited the site with local county councillors.
Cllr Smith said: “Excellent progress has been made on the replacement recycling centre at Homefield Road, and we are confident that it will be ready to open to the public in the summer.

“The new facility is much larger, safer and more accessible, and will be fit to serve Haverhill and the surrounding area for years to come.”

Simon Hale, FCC Environment Area Manager, said: “It is great to see positive progress being made to this new site which will provide benefits to the local community helping residents to recycle ever more of our resources. We are looking forward to the site opening in due course.”

The waste transfer station on Homefield Road will continue to operate on the same site alongside 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.

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