At Babergh and Mid Suffolk, we care about waste reduction and recycling.
Reducing your waste
Look at how you might be able to reduce your waste first. Where this isn't possible, try to reuse and recycle as much as you can.
Visit the Suffolk Recycles website to find out how you can reduce and reuse your waste. It includes information on cloth nappies, composting, charity shops, refill schemes and more.
Bin too full?
If your bins are too full or an item is too big to fit in your bin, you may want to consider the following options:
Visit one of the Suffolk Recycling Centres that are run by Suffolk County Council.
Additional recycling can be put in any transparent (clear) sack, and placed by the recycling bin on your collection day.
Any cardboard which can’t fit in the bin, needs to be flattened, with all packaging / polystyrene removed, and placed by the recycling bin - Please note that we are unable to take any cardboard which is soaked.
Authorised sacks (Mid Suffolk only)
In Mid Suffolk, we provide an authorised sack scheme for additional general waste (refuse) and garden waste.
Recycling bring banks
In Suffolk there are over 1000 recycling banks for materials - including glass, textiles, paper, cans, tins, cartons and books.
Garden waste can't be put in your refuse or recycling bins.
However in Mid Suffolk, additional garden waste can be collected in authorised green sacks.
Green sacks can be purchased from our authorised sack stockists for £1.05 (RRP) and should be placed beside your general waste (refuse) bin on your collection day.
Can't get to a recycling centre? We can collect and dispose of larger household items for you.
Larger or additional bins
If you're struggling to reduce your waste and regularly have full bins, you may be eligible for a larger or additional bin.
If eligible, larger/additional general waste (refuse) bins cost £35.00, and recycling bins are free.
The bins will be clean and serviceable, but we can't guarantee they'll be new.
If extra waste is being generated because of a medical need, please apply for our free medical waste collections instead.