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Sign up for garden waste collection

There's still time to sign up for the Suffolk Coastal Garden Waste Scheme.

SCDC Brown Bin

If you have signed up for the Suffolk Coastal Garden Waste Scheme, your new bin sticker will be arriving in the post very soon. 

Orders placed after 15 April may take up to 14 days to arrive.

When you get your sticker, please place it on your existing brown bin underneath the handle as shown here.

Local people are being reassured it is not too late to sign up for the Garden Waste Scheme.

If you haven’t yet sign up for the Garden Waste Collection Scheme yet, it is easy and quick to do so:

  • Go online at: my.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/MyServices.  You will need to register, or login to, your My Eastsuffolk account and then complete the form for garden waste
  • Call Customer Services on 01394 383789, and choose option ‘0’
  • Or, pop in to see our Customer Service staff in the Customer Service Centre in Felixstowe and Woodbridge Library

You will need a debit or credit card to pay. The fee for each bin is £43 for a year (the equivalent of paying about £1.65 per fortnightly collection). You can place your order now and don’t forget to say ‘YES’ to the upgrade.

Suffolk Coastal District Council has now launched this scheme.

The scheme is optional, with the first paid-for collections starting from the beginning of May 2018.

One of the key benefits from joining the Suffolk Coastal Garden Waste Scheme is that subscribers will also be given the option of receiving a free, larger (240 litre) green bin for their garden waste (240 litres is the most common wheeled bin size, but the current brown organic waste bins in Suffolk Coastal are 140 litres). The new, larger green bins are expected to be delivered during the autumn (2018) to those residents who request one and have subscribed to the garden waste service.

At this stage, subscribers to the Garden Waste Collection Scheme will be able to continue to put organic domestic waste (such as food waste) in with their garden waste.

Click here to find more information about the garden waste scheme, composting and re-purposing your old brown bin