A new £2 million recycling centre is due to open in Haverhill this Summer.

The Homefield Road development will replace the recycling centre at Chalkstone Way. It will be three times the size of its predecessor.

FCC Environment and its contractor DXI Regeneration are carrying out the work on behalf of Suffolk County Council. FCC Environment, which manages all 11 of Suffolk’s recycling centres, will run it.

The new centre will feature:

  • A step-free raised platform from which to dispose of waste
  • A one-way system
  • Improved accessibility and increased capacity for recycling and donating items for re-use
  • 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.

Cllr Richard Smith, cabinet member for economic development, skills, transport strategy and waste for Suffolk County Council, 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 in Homefield Road will continue to operate alongside the new recycling centre.

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