Joy as Foxhall Waste Recycling Centre in Ipswich scoops national award at London ceremony

Staff from Suffolk County Council, FCC Environment, and The Benjamin Foundation reuse shop with the

Staff from Suffolk County Council, FCC Environment, and The Benjamin Foundation reuse shop with the award. Picture: SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL - Credit: Archant

The success of a Suffolk community recycling centre has been recognised at a national awards ceremony.

From left; Gethin Jones, TV presenter and award host, Mark Burrows-Smith, Chief executive at REPIC (

From left; Gethin Jones, TV presenter and award host, Mark Burrows-Smith, Chief executive at REPIC (who sponsored the award), Alison Large, Suffolk County Council Operations Officer, Paul Smith, FCC Environment, Contract manager and Steve Eminton, Editor. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

The Foxhall Household Waste Recycling Centre, owned by Suffolk County Council, took home the title of Civic Amenity Site of the Year at the 2017 excellence in recycling and waste management awards.

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.

Foxhall Recycling Centre is run with the help of East Anglian based charity the Benjamin Foundation.

The council’s head of waste services, Steve Palfrey, 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.”