Managing Suffolk’s waste effectively and responsibly is critical, both for the community and the environment. The Suffolk Waste Partnership works to encourage re-use and recycling and we convert the waste that is left into energy.
Our overall objective is to provide an alternative to waste being sent to landfill and reduce the associated cost to Suffolk tax-payers, turning non-recyclable waste into energy, following European best practice.
At the Suffolk energy-from-waste facility, we process 269,000 tonnes of domestic and commercial waste each year – generating enough electricity to power 30,000 homes.
By diverting waste from landfill, recovering valuable energy from the waste left after recycling and reducing the county’s dependence on fossil fuels, the facility also supports SUEZ’s aim to live in a society where there is no more waste and Suffolk County Council’s ambition to make Suffolk the greenest county.
To discover how we make the most of waste, groups are invited to book a trip to our visitor centre.