A new online booking system will be in place when Suffolk’s Recycling Centres re-open on Thursday May 14. This appointment-only system is necessary to help reduce traffic disruption and queueing on roads around the sites and help manage additional demand on the waste sites. There are also new temporary restrictions and guidelines in place at all sites to support the safety of staff and members of the public.
The booking site will be live from 3pm Tuesday 12 May, with the first appointments being made for Thursday. To make a booking, please visit www.suffolk.gov.uk/recyclingcentres or call 0345 606 6067. In order to control the queues residents without a booking will not be able to enter the site. Residents must not arrive on site more than 5 minutes before their allocated time.
Suffolk County Council this week confirmed its 11 recycling centres and rubbish tips would be open again from Thursday following seven weeks of lockdown, operating on a booking system to control numbers.
Foxhall Road will be closed between the A12 roundabout and the Dobbs Lane junction. It means that for Foxhall, diversion routes will be in place via Bell Lane or Dobbs Lane and the A1214.
People with appointments booked will be allowed down those roads.
It is anticipated there may be some queuing on the road too while people’s appointment bookings are checked.
The road closures and traffic management have been justified for safety reasons however, we do not want them in place for longer than necessary. The traffic management will be reviewed after one week and if the booking system and on-site management is working and the site can accommodate safe access, then alternative options will be considered.