Success for Foxhall Recycling Centre at national awards

Success for Foxhall  Recycling Centre at national awards

The success of a Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre has been recognised at a national awards ceremony in London.

Suffolk County Council’s Foxhall Household Waste Recycling Centre, which is provided by FCC Environment, took home the title of Civic Amenity Site of the Year at the 2017 Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management Awards last night.

The award was picked up at the ceremony, against competition from the London Borough of Hillingdon, Reading and South Tyne and Wear, and recognises innovation, dedication and success within the waste and recycling industries.

In winning the award, the Recycling Centre showed how innovation at the site has improved the service for users. In response to increased popularity, the site was transformed to enable more vehicles to access the site without the need to close to empty bins and a new partnership with local charity The Benjamin Foundation to introduce a re-use shop, selling items collected at Foxhall – and other Suffolk Recycling Centres - that would have otherwise been thrown away, all in the aid of charity.

Steve Palfrey, Head of Waste Services at Suffolk County Council, said:

These improvements have enhanced our customers’ experience at the site, which is something everyone is extremely proud of. And we’re delighted that residents have also really supported the new Reuse Shop.

This award underlines the hard work undertaken by the whole team - Suffolk County Council, FCC Environment and The Benjamin Foundation, working together. It’s a great example of how by working collaboratively we can deliver real improvements in service.

May 19th, 2017