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Thetford Recycling and Reuse Shop

The Thetford Recycling Centre (often known as The Tip) is located on the Telford Way Industrial Estate, just off Mundford Road. It is run by Norfolk Country Council. Much of the waste deposited there is recycled, and the site also features a Re-Use Shop where the public can purchase reclaimed items.

Most residential household waste is accepted at the Recycling Centre without charge in any quantities. This includes garden waste and domestic appliances. Trade waste from businesses is charged for, but domestic DIY waste from small-scale projects is free. Hazardous waste (e.g. paint and asbestos) is not accepted, except at special hazardous waste days held a few times each year.

History

The Recycling Centre opened at its current location on Telford Way in December 2012, having previously occupied a much smaller site on Burrell Way.

From 1st April 2018, controversial new charges were brought in for household DIY waste. While domestic waste has to be accepted free of charge, the Council introduced fees for waste from projects that would normally require a tradesperson to carry out (e.g. kitchen refits and fence replacement). Following Government legislation, these charges were removed on 31st December 2023.

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