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Recycling in Suffolk

East Suffolk residents are great at recycling and we want to help you to recycle as much as possible - whether through your blue bins at home, your nearest Suffolk Recycling Centre or a local bring bank.

These items CAN be recycled in your blue recycling bin at home: 

  • paper / card (newspapers, magazines, junk mail, papers, books, cardboard, clean food packaging, boxes and cards)
  • metals (aluminium foil and trays, food and drink cans, empty aerosols - no paint, fertiliser or weedkiller)
  • plastic bottles (empty, squash, lids on) and plastic yoghurt pots, tubs and food trays
  • all items should be bigger than 4cm

recycling yes

These items should NOT be placed in the blue bin as they may contaminate recyclable waste. Some of these items, such as glass and textiles, can be recycled at your nearest Suffolk Recycling Centre or a local bring bank. Cartons, batteries, metal pans and electrical items can all be recycled at your nearest Recycling Centre. 

  • glass
  • food and drink
  • textiles (clothes and shoes)
  • nappies
  • plastic bags and film
  • small items under 4cm (shredded paper, loose bottle tops)
  • cartons and Tetra-paks
  • crisp packets
  • pet food pouches
  • polystyrene
  • gas cylinders
  • mobile phones
  • batteries
  • electrical items
  • needles / medical waste

recycling no

To view the Recycling Guide to what can and cannot go into your blue bin, please click here: https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/assets/Waste/Recycling-Bin-Guide.pdf

To find your nearest Recycling Centre, click here: https://www.suffolkrecycling.org.uk/where-to-recycle/recycling-centres

To find your nearest bring bank (for bottles, clothing and more), click here: https://www.suffolkrecycling.org.uk/where-to-recycle/recycling-bring-banks

Check which day your bins are collected using our online tool - click here: http://apps.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/pages/bins/collectiondays.aspx