The Peninsula Community Recycling Centre
Shotley Road, Chelmondiston IP9 1EF
This site reopened on 4th August 2011, as the community said they would rather pay than lose the service. The parishes on the Peninsula worked with a local firm Collins Skiphire to start a new 'pay as you throw' scheme. Unfortunately this did not prove to be financially viable. Consequentely the site ceased to be a fully operational waste centre.
So we are trying another scheme ... Village Skip Days ... which are being run on a voluntary basis. For over a year now we have been holding these every week on a Saturday and we will also be open on Bank Holiday Mondays. The opening times are: Saturdays between 8am - 1pm. Bank Holiday Mondays 9am - noon.
This venture is for the community so PLEASE SUPPORT IT.
The Parish Council holds a Waste Carriers Licence, No:CBDU78818 Alan Nunn, who manages the site as a volunteer, can pick up your washing machines or any waste metal.
If you can't get to the site on a Saturday, give Alan a call on 01473 780 654 and he will arrange, if possible, to open up at another time.
Disposing of waste costs money so we are asking you to contribute: FROM £2 for a small car boot; £5 for estate cars; £5+ for a small trailer and 4x4s and £5+ for a "builder's tonne bag" depending on content.
For larger load, the cost is negotiable.
On top of the cost of the skips we are charged £116 per tonne of waste so please be reasonable.
If your car is full to the brim or you have some very heavy items, then please be prepared to contribute a little more.
The site will accept all items EXCEPT: fridges/freezers, gas bottles, TV monitors, vehicle batteries, tyres, plasterboard, asbestos, liquid and hazadous wastes, including paint and garden soil.
We now also have a Green Waste skip on site. Please empty your waste as we don't want plastic bags in this skip.
Shotley Parish Council helped towards the cost of the first skip.
To get a copy of an up-to-date poster with opening times and costs click HERE.
You will find two bottle banks by the Peninsula Recycling Centre on the Shotley Road, the revenue from which helps with the cost of the skips at the centre.
A further two bottle banks can be found in the village, opposite the Red Lion pub.
We ask you to have consideration for the residents who live nearby when depositing your bottles in the village banks.
The village bottle banks bring in revenue of over £400 per year and this money is used by the Parish Council to support local charities.
Please do NOT put cardboard or polystyrene into these banks.
A small paper bank can also be found adjacent to the Primary School.
Outside the Recycling Centre on the Shotley Road.
Please DO NOT put pillows and duvets into the Textile Bank.
Revenue gained from these Recycling Banks will go towards the cost of skip hire for the Village Skip Days.
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR RUBBISH BY THE RECYCLING BANKS. THIS WILL BE SEEN AS FLY-TIPPING. IT IS AN OFFENCE .... and you may be on camera!