Mildenhall Recycling Centre improvement work complete

Mildenhall Recycling Centre improvement work complete

Work to improve Mildenhall Recycling Centre has been completed, with the site able to operate at its full capacity during opening hours.

Suffolk County Council commissioned site operator FCC Environment to manage the project to ensure the Recycling Centre continues to be fit for purpose now and in the future.

Those using the site will notice the layout of the containers at the Recycling Centre has changed over the past few weeks as the site has been expanded to improve traffic flow and parking. Now the work is complete, full containers will be serviced from a dedicated area without a need to close the site each time.

The works, which started in September, have been completed on time and with as little disruption as possible to the normal service available at the Recycling Centre. The site only closed for two days when an essential part of the work to move the office and several utility points was carried out.

Cllr Matthew Hicks, Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection, said:

We thank the Recycling Centre users for their patience during this work. The improved site layout means waste and recycling vehicles will be separated from the public, resulting in a smoother, easier and safer experience for everyone. We hope those who use the Recycling Centre will enjoy the benefits of the new site layout.

Paul Smith, Contract Manager for FCC Environment, who operate Suffolk’s Recycling Centres on behalf of the County Council, said:

Working in partnership with Suffolk County Council, we are committed to making the recycling experience on site as user-friendly and safe as possible. Staff will be on hand to help customers get used to the new layout, so if you can’t find any containers, please just ask.

December 14th, 2016