All Suffolk Recycling Centres to close tonight

All Suffolk Recycling Centres will be closed 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 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