Recycling

We provide a fortnightly bin collection for recyclable materials.

All material for recycling, should be clean, dry and placed loose in the blue lidded bin.

The Suffolk Recycling website contains lots of useful information about recycling in Suffolk, including an A-Z guide for browsing or searching for how to reduce, reuse, recycle or dispose of everyday household objects. 

Your local bring sites situated at supermarkets and other locations in the community offer the opportunity to dispose of glass, paper, textiles and cans.

A network of glass recycling sites (bottle banks) is also operated throughout Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire by Indigo Waste Services Ltd.

In addition, Suffolk County Council run Household Waste Recycling Centres.

There is also a privately run Beccles Community Recycling Centre at:

  • Anson Way, Beccles Business Park, Ellough, Beccles, NR34 7TL

which operates a chargeable service under a 'pay as you throw' scheme.

What happens to my recycling?

In Suffolk, mixed recycling is collected by your council and taken to the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) at Great Blakenham in Suffolk, for separation and baling.

Find out more about what happens at the Materials Recycling Facility.

The Suffolk Waste Partnership, which is a strategic partnership of the county, district and borough councils, has been working closely with Viridor - the company contracted to sort and sell Suffolk's household recycling - to compile recycling end destination information for the period 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019. This information is available at the Suffolk Recycling website.