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Welcome to Newmarket Open Door

Newmarket Open Door is a charity providing vulnerable people with supported housing and training opportunities in Newmarket. As well as our houses, we run two Charity Superstores and Training Centres in Newmarket and Mildenhall, the local Foodbank as well as the Community Recycling Centre, to fundraise and to support the wider community.

Newmarket Open Door

Open Door was inspired and founded by the local Churches Together initiative in 1997 and now manages and provides:
  • Portland and Hypher Houses – supported housing for young single homeless or vulnerable people aged 16-24.
  • The Charity Superstore and Training Centre retailing donated furniture and household goods to the general public, providing volunteering opportunities for our residents and disadvantaged people from the wider community.
  • The Foodbank@newmarketopendoor redistributes foods and household products to charities and their members and a discounted meal voucher scheme for homeless people in emergency need.

  • The Community Recycling Centre at Depot Road, formerly run by Suffolk County Council. This is now a 'Pay to Throw' site, taking in household waste for a fee and collecting materials such as metals, textiles and clothes, carboard and paper.

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with Me". (Revelation 3:20)

Aged 16-24 homeless or vulnerable?

We can help with accommodation, food and support.

Phone us on 01638 600699 or email

Charity Superstores


 We advise donors not to leave items at our stores when we are closed as they can be ruined in poor weather, stolen or vandalised. 

CCTV does operate in the area to record fly-tipping

Thank you for your understanding.

The Newmarket Charity Superstore is at
Unit 2 Craven Way, Newmarket CB8 0BW.


The Newmarket Store will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 16th. 

Our opening times are:
10am to 4pm every day

Monday to Sunday 

We are open on Spring and Summer Bank Holidays

Call 01638 660900

for all enquiries, collections and deliveries



The Mildenhall Charity Superstore is at 20A Hampstead Avenue IP28 7AS

Our normal opening times are:

Monday to Friday 10 am to 4pm. 

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays

Call 01638 718036


Recycling Centre


The Recycling Centre will be closed for staff holidays
after Wednesday 22nd March 2017

We re-open on Sunday 9th April at 10 am.

Our normal opening hours are:

Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays

10 am to 4 pm

The Centre re-opened thanks to a grant from Suffolk County Council to support our insurance, environmental supervision and licence costs.  

We apologise for any inconvenience but unfortunately due to high disposal costs and declining income from recyclate, we are compelled to continue to levy charges, which now include VAT.  

We charge for landfill, green and wood waste, some metals and electrical items, especially fridges/freezers, to recoup the high disposal costs paid by the charity.

Cardboard, paper, books and most textiles are free.  

Commercial rates available on request.

Congratulations to Gavin Smith, our site supervisor, in achieving a qualification in waste and resource management. 

Alternative facilities are available at:

  • Mildenhall, off the A1065
  • Haverhill, off the A143, CB9 7UR
  • Bury St. Edmunds, off the A134, townside of the A14, IP33 2RW

These sites are all closed on Wednesdays

  Depot Road, Newmarket, CB8 0AN

Tele: 01638 560018

Please ring for more detail of the charges.





Since April 2012 Open Door has operated the SOS Bus, providing a place of safety for the Saturday night-time economy in Newmarket High Street.

For further information telephone:

01638 600699

or visit