Brome recycling centre to reopen and boost for Morningthorpe facility

Brome and Oakley Community Recycling Centre ANL-160302-144159009

Brome and Oakley Community Recycling Centre ANL-160302-144159009

Brome Community Recycling Centre will reopen on Monday following successful negotiations, Mid Suffolk District Council has confirmed.

Falling prices paid for waste goods were blamed for the closure of facility, which was taken on by Kevin Crispin.

Recycling centre/plant Morningthorpe ANL-160427-155945009

Recycling centre/plant Morningthorpe ANL-160427-155945009

The site had been operated by Suffolk County Council until it closed seven centres, three of them in Mid Suffolk, in 2011.

It will be run KHK Recycling and be open 10am to 4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am to 2pm on Bank Holidays.

A council spokesperson said: “Mid Suffolk District Council has worked with partners to provide the site to ensure this valuable community service can re-open.”

Regular users of the centre had been faced with journeys of nearly 15 miles for similar services, in Morningthorpe and Stowmarket.

Mid Suffolk District Council has worked with partners to provide the site to ensure this valuable community service can re-open

Meanwhile across the border in Norfolk, the Morningthorpe Recycling Centre will open a month ahead of schedule on Sunday.

A spokesperson for Norfolk County Council told the Diss Express it was originally planned to open it on June 1.

They said they had seen a “significant increase” in the amount of waste coming to the site, which was thought to be a result of the closure at Brome.

“Councillors decided in February, when they set the budget, to return Morningthorpe recycling centre to full time opening hours as soon as possible, so it was always going ahead anyway,” a spokesperson explained.

“Bringing forward the opening date by a month will be helpful at what is always a busy time of year - with or without the Brome site being open.”

It will be open seven days a week, 9am to 5pm.

For enquiries about the Brome Community Recycling Centre, call 07857 662528 or email khkrecycling@gmail.com

For more information on the Morningthorpe centre, see www.norfolk.gov.uk/recyclingcentres
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