Suffolk County Council awards recycling centre contract to FCC Environment

25 Jan 2019 10:51

After a rigorous and competitive procurement process, Suffolk County Council has today announced that leading resource and waste management business FCC Environment has been awarded the new contract for the operation of its countywide network of 11 Recycling Centres. The contract covers the period 16 May 2019 to 30 September 2027.

“This is a high-profile service with over 1.5 million users each year across the 11 sites” said Paul West, Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet Member for Waste. “We are delighted to once again be working with FCC Environment, who have demonstrated they have the experience and ambition to deliver against our targets and work in partnership with us to provide an excellent service for residents throughout the county.”

Some of the key features of the new contract will be:

  • Greater emphasis on re-use, with plans for a second re-use shop at the new Bury site later in 2019
  • Use of enhanced technology on all sites, to speed up customer throughput times and support tackling trade waste abuse
  • Delivering a programme of site improvements in a way that minimises disruption to service delivery
  • Reduced cost through a highly competitive negotiated procurement process

FCC Environment operates some 100 Household Recycling Centres in the UK recycling 1.6 million tonnes of waste each year.

Regional Director Steve Longdon said of the contract award, “We are excited to be continuing our relationship with Suffolk County Council and we look forward to delivering a wider re-use offering, enhancing on-site technology to improve the user experience and implementing a raft of meaningful site improvements whilst reducing costs across the board.”

To find your nearest recycling centre, opening times and what you can recycle in Suffolk, visit

FCC can be contacted via:

Julie Fourcade - Head of External Affairs
Direct Dial: 01604 826242 | Mobile: 07980 780765 | Email:

Councillor contacts:

Councillor Paul West (Con), Cabinet member for Ipswich, Communities and Waste 07889 917883,

Councillor Peter Gardiner (Lab), Deputy Leader and Opposition Spokesperson for Environment and Public Protection, 01473 711612, 07545 423825,

Councillor David Wood (Lib Dem), Liberal Democrat, Green and Independent Group Spokesperson for Environment and Public Protection, 01473 328269, 07545 423831,  

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