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Additional Waste


At Babergh and Mid Suffolk, we're all about waste reduction and recycling - Read our waste policies


Reducing your waste

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!


Bin too full?

If occasionally, your bins are too full or an item is too big to fit in your bin, you may wish to consider the following options:


Recycling centres

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.

There are also some community run recycling centres within the district including The Peninsula Community Recycling Centre and Brome Community Recycling Centre.


Extra recycling / cardboard

Additional recycling can be put in any clear / see-through sack, and placed by the recycling bin on your 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. Find out more information and a list of sack stockists.


Recycling bring banks

In Suffolk there are over 1,000 recycling banks for a wide range of materials including glass, textiles, paper, cans, tins, cartons and books.

Find your nearest recycling bring bank.


Garden waste?

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.

Check out our garden waste collection service or find composting advice.


Bulky items?

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.


Larger / 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.

Apply for a larger / additional bin in Mid Suffolk
Apply for a larger / additional bin in Babergh

If extra waste is being generated because of a medical need, please apply for our free medical waste collections instead.