Suffolk ‘Energy-From-Waste’ Facility Update

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Planned shutdown 2023

The Suffolk energy from waste facility will be undergoing its annual maintenance shutdown between 12 April and 12 May. After a successful outage last year, this year we will continue to have a single outage rather than two shorter ones that we have done in previous years. The planned shutdown will allow for essential cleaning and maintenance to ensure the facility continues to run efficiently. During the shutdown, the inside of the furnaces and the boiler will be inspected and repaired, and maintenance will be carried out on all systems. The maintenance of each of our two furnaces will be staggered so that we can continue to accept direct delivered waste throughout the shutdown period. There will be an increased number of contractors on site during this period, but there should be no impact on the local community. If you have any concerns about the upcoming shutdown period, please contact us via the details provided below.

The SUEZ Communities Trust  

Do you know of any social or environmental projects near the Suffolk energy-from-waste facility that need financial support? In 2021, the SUEZ Communities Trust provided £47,966 to Claydon and Barham Recreation Ground and the parish council for playground development, expansion, and refurbishment. Since 2012, the fund has awarded over £600,000 to projects near the Suffolk site. Funding is available for projects within a 2.5-mile radius of any SUEZ site that meets certain environmental, historical, or community criteria. If you know of any projects deserving of funding, visit the following website for more information about the trust and how to apply:

We’re on Twitter 

Did you know that Suffolk’s energy-from-waste facility is on social media? For more frequent facility updates, fun facts and handy tips about rubbish, recycling, and food waste, follow us on Twitter:

Any questions?

If you have any queries about our operations, please do not hesitate to contact us on: 01473 839149 or email:

Other useful contacts:        

To register your interest in a future visit: 01473 839 149 /  
Environment Agency: 0800 807 060               
SUEZ Communities Trust: 01934 524 013

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