Recycling centres close in Suffolk
All of Suffolk's Recycling Centres have closed today (Monday, March 23) until further notice.
Suffolk County Council has said they have taken the action in accordance with current government coronavirus guidelines of avoiding non-essential contact and preventing a risk of infection to others.
The council suggests that bulky waste, such as furniture, wood and metals should be kept at people's homes until the sites reopen.
Electrical items should not be put in bins at home and where possible people should compost garden waste.
The council has also said any waste left outside its recycling centres or in other places will be classed as fly tipping and is a criminal offence for which people will be prosecuted.
FCC Environment staff, who operate the recycling centres on behalf of Suffolk County Council, may be redeployed to assist other essential services across Suffolk if needed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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