At Babergh and Mid Suffolk, we're all about waste reduction and recycling, and you can read our waste policies here.
We've also included lots of top tips about what you can do to reduce your waste or alternative ways to recycle below.
Most importantly, look at how you might be able to reduce your waste first, and where you can't, look to reuse and recycle wherever possible.
Head over to the Suffolk Recycles website to find out all of the ways you can reduce and re-use your waste - including information about cloth nappies, composting, charity shops, refill schemes and much more!
If occasionally, your bins are too full for more recycling or an item is too big to fit in your bin you may wish to consider the following options.
Visit one of the Suffolk Recycling Centres run by Suffolk County Council. Visit their website to find recycling centre locations, opening hours and further information.
Extra recycling / cardboard
Additional recycling can be put in any clear / see-through sack, and placed by the recycling bin on recycling collection day.
Additionally, any cardboard which can’t fit in the bin, needs to be flattened, with all packaging / polystyrene removed, and placed by the recycling bin.
Authorised sacks (Mid Suffolk Only)
In Mid Suffolk, we provide an authorised sack scheme for additional general waste (refuse) and garden waste.
The authorised refuse (orange) sacks, and authorised garden waste (green) sacks, can be left by the refuse bin on your refuse collection day.
Authorised sacks can be purchased from authorised sack stockists for the following prices:
In Suffolk there are over 1,000 recycling banks for a wide range of materials including glass, textiles, paper, cans, tins, cartons and books.
Garden waste can't be put in your refuse or recycling bins.
Can't get to a recycling centre? We can collect and dispose of larger household items for you.
Take a look at our bulky item collection service.
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 this is because of medical waste, please apply for our free medical waste collections instead.