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Christmas collections

Find out how you can reduce, reuse and recycle your waste over the festive period!

Waste collections over the Christmas and New Year period

Refuse (general rubbish) and recycling collections

Collections will take place as normal up to, and including, Friday 23 December 2022.

From Monday 26 December 2022 to Saturday 14 January 2023, refuse and recycling collections will be on an amended schedule.

For addresses in Babergh

BABERGH Christmas & New Year Waste Collection Schedule 2022-23

For addresses in Mid Suffolk

MID SUFFOLK Christmas & New Year Waste Collection Schedule 2022-23

From Monday 16 January 2023, collections return to the normal refuse and recycling collection schedule.

Garden waste (brown bin) collections

Collections will take place as normal up to, and including, Friday 23 December 2022.

There will be no garden waste collections during the weeks commencing 26 December 2022 and 2 January 2023.

From Monday 9 January 2023, collections return to the normal garden waste collection schedule.

Real Christmas tree recycling

If you have a brown bin

During January, you can leave your real Christmas tree, with all decorations removed, beside your brown bin on collection day.

Please note: Large trees (trees that are over 7ft tall, or have a trunk thicker than 7cm), can not be collected alongside brown bins. They can only be collected via a collection point, or taken to a Suffolk Recycling Centre.

Don't have a brown bin?

You can recycle your real Christmas tree, with all decorations removed, at one of our collection points.

You can also take the tree to a Suffolk Recycling Centre.

Christmas tree collection points 2023

Babergh collection points

Parish Collection point Collection date
Alpheton Village Hall (car park by the bins) Monday 9 January
Boxford  Boxford Spinney (entrance) Friday 13 January
Burstall At the village sign (near the church) Friday 20 January
Capel St Mary  By Pass Nurseries (near the bottle bank) Wednesday 18 January
Chattisham & Hintlesham Community Hall Hintlesham Friday 20 January
Chelmondiston  Collimer Close car park Monday 16 January
Cockfield Cockfield Hall Farm, Howe Lane (next to the barn) Thursday 12 January
East Bergholt  Fields Farmshop & Cafe  Collecting until end of January
Elmsett Elmsett Village Hall Friday 13 January
Glemsford Park next to Glemsford Village Hall Monday 9 January
Great Cornard Stevenson Centre, Stevenson App. (off Broom Street) Wednesday 11 January
Hadleigh  Stonehouse Road car park Thursday 19 January
Hadleigh  Townhall - Market Place Thursday 19 January
Harkstead Millenium Green, Opposite the Village Hall Monday 16 January
Lawshall The Glebe bottle bank  Monday 9 January
Leavenheath Village Hall   Friday 20 January
Long Melford Old School car park (Melford Community Association) Monday 9 January
Monks Eleigh Church Hill site Friday 13 January
Newton Church Road bring site Friday 20 January
Shimpling Adjacent to Bush Inn by bottle bank Monday 9 January
Sproughton  Village Green (corner of Lower Street, High Street and Bramford Road) Thursday 19 January
Stratford St Mary  Car Park at Village Hall Wednesday 18 January
Stutton Community Hall Monday 16 January
Sudbury  Kingfisher Leisure Centre car park (next to bottle banks) Tuesday 10 January
Whatfield Primary School Friday 13 January

Mid Suffolk collection points

Parish Collection point Collection date
Bacton Village Hall car park Tuesday 17 January
Barking Grass area rear of Village Hall Thursday 12 January
Buxhall Sports field car park opposite Village Hall Thursday 19 January
Claydon / Barham Near scout hut  Thursday 12 January
Coddenham The Coddenham Park Centre Thursday 12 January
Combs Beside the village sign Thursday 19 January
Cotton Village Hall car park Tuesday 17 January
Crowfield Village Hall car park Wednesday 11 January
Debenham Leisure Centre car park near recycling banks Tuesday 10 January
Elmswell Blackbourne Recreation car park Wednesday 18 January
Eye Playing field car park Tuesday 10 January
Fressingfield Sancroft Hall (next to Fox and Goose) Monday 9 January
Gislingham Village Hall car park Monday 16 January
Great Finborough Next to the village notice board Thursday 19 January
Haughley The Green Friday 20 January
Hoxne Village Hall car park Monday 9 January
Mendlesham Community Centre Monday 16 January
Needham Market Station Yard beside the textile bank Wednesday 11 January
Needham Market Former bank car park in Hurstlea Road Wednesday 11 January
Old Newton Village Hall car park Friday 20 January
Palgrave The Community Centre off Rose Lane Monday 16 January
Rattlesden Playing field car park Thursday 19 January
Ringshall Village Hall car park Thursday 19 January
Stowmarket Chilton Field Friday 13 January
Stowmarket Recreation ground  Friday 13 January
Stowupland Village Hall car park Friday 13 January
Thorndon The Black Horse car park Tuesday 10 January
Walsham Le Willows Four Ashes Farm opposite nursery  Tuesday 17 January
Wickham Skeith Village Hall car park Monday 16 January
Worlingworth Village Hall car park Monday 9 January