District and Borough Council Contacts

  1. Babergh
  2. Ipswich
  3. Forest Heath
  4. Mid Suffolk
  5. Suffolk Coastal
  6. St Edmundsbury
  7. Waveney

Babergh 

Bring Banks:

  • The district has 109 ‘Bring’ recycling bank sites.
  • Most recycling sites collect: glass and paper.
  • Several recycling sites also collect: textiles, shoes, Tetra Pak and cans.

Recycling Schemes:

  • The council offers a district wide alternate weekly kerbside scheme collecting: newspapers, magazines, junk mail, cans and tins, aluminium foil, cardboard and all plastic bottles and containers.
  • Babergh District Council is in partnership with the Resource Centre, Sudbury. They recycle cans, foil, paper, inkjet cartridges, textiles and books. They also operate a Cash for Cans scheme where aluminium cans can be exchanged for cash. Phone 01787 296090 for further details.

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Forest Heath 

Bring Banks:

  • The district has 41 ‘Bring’ recycling bank sites
  • Most recycling points collect: glass, cans, paper and textiles.

Recycling Schemes:

  • The council offers 2 kerbside schemes collecting green compostable waste from 27,863 households and dry recyclables from 28,120 households.
  • The fortnightly brown wheeled bin collection accepts: garden waste (flowers and plants, grass cuttings, leaves, bark and hedge trimmings), raw vegetable and fruit waste, tea bags, coffee grounds, sawdust and untreated wood, shredded paper and plain cardboard.
  • The fortnightly blue recycling wheeled bin collection accepts clean, dry and loose waste of the following: plastic bottles, cardboard, plastic packaging (incl. margarine tubs, yoghurt pots and plastic food trays), aluminium foil, paper, newspapers and magazines, brochures and junk mail, directories, food cans and drink tins.

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Ipswich 

Bring Banks:

  • The District provides 80 ‘Bring’ recycling bank sites.
  • Most recycling points collect: glass and paper.
  • Several recycling points also collect: textiles, cans, books

Recycling Schemes:

  • In April 2005 nearly 53,000 households were able to recycle from their doorstep by using their blue bin. Since the scheme began in 2003 over 12,600 tonnes of waste has been recycled instead of being buried in landfill.
  • In addition to this 42,000 residents can also benefit from the use of a brown bin for all their garden waste. The upgrading of the compost plant now means that residents can recycle spoilt fruit and vegetables as well as shredded paper.

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Mid-Suffolk 

Bring Banks:

  • The district has around  149  ‘Bring’ recycling bank sites. These recycling sites collect glass, cans, newspapers ,tetra pak and textile.

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Suffolk Coastal
Bring Banks:
The district has over 190 recycling bank sites.
These sites collect one or more of the following materials: glass bottles and jars, textiles, cartons (eg. Tetrapak) and books.
Recycling Schemes:
The council currently operates the following kerbside recycling systems:
All households receive an alternate week recycling and refuse collection service. Plastic containers, cans, tins and foil, cardboard and clean paper can all be placed in the blue lidded wheeled bin for recycling. The recycling bin is emptied on alternating weeks to the grey-lidded wheeled bin, which is for the remaining, non-recyclable residual waste.
The council also offers every household in the district a fortnightly collection of garden waste, all cooked and uncooked food waste including vegetable and fruit waste, meat and fish waste and bones, cardboard, shredded paper, and Yellow Pages in the brown wheeled bin.
Household Waste Recycling Centre:
The County Council HWRCs at Felixstowe, Foxhall and Leiston recycle: bulky metal items, books, car batteries, household batteries, mobile phones, engine oil, green waste, paper, refrigerators, glass, plastics, cardboard, window glass, wood, cans and textiles.
The sites at Foxhall and Felixstowe also have facilities to recycle rubble.
Contact:
For more detailed information about local recycling schemes and sites please refer to Suffolk Coastal's Waste Management team on (01394) 444000 or email scsltd@suffolkcoastal.gov.uk.
Further waste and recycling information is also available on Suffolk Coastal District Council’s website at: www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk/yourhome/waste/.
St. Edmundsbury
Bring Banks:
The borough has approximately 70 ‘Bring’ recycling bank sites.
Most recycling points collect: glass and textiles.
Several recycling points also collect: cans, books, paper, card and tetra paks
Recycling Schemes:
The council offers an Alternate Weekly Collection for dry recyclables, compostable and residual waste.
For the collection of dry recyclables, the council offers a blue bin for the co-mingled collection of clean, dry and loose plastic bottles, cardboard, plastic packaging (incl. margarine tubs, yoghurt pots and plastic food trays), aluminium foil, paper, newspapers and magazines, brochures and junk mail, directories, food cans and drink tins.
For the collection of compostables, the council offers a brown bin for the collection of garden waste (flowers and plants, grass cuttings, leaves, bark and hedge trimmings), raw vegetable and fruit waste, tea bags, coffee grounds, sawdust and untreated wood, shredded paper and plain cardboard.
Contact:
For information and advice on waste in St Edmundsbury contact the Waste and Street Scene Services on 01284 757320
Or email: waste.management@stedsbc.gov.uk
Or visit St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s website www.stedmundsbury.gov.uk/waste

Suffolk Coastal 

Bring Banks:

  • The district has over 190 recycling bank sites.
  • These sites collect one or more of the following materials: glass bottles and jars, textiles, cartons (eg. Tetrapak) and books.
Recycling Schemes:

  • The council currently operates the following kerbside recycling systems:
  • All households receive an alternate week recycling and refuse collection service. Plastic containers, cans, tins and foil, cardboard and clean paper can all be placed in the blue lidded wheeled bin for recycling. The recycling bin is emptied on alternating weeks to the grey-lidded wheeled bin, which is for the remaining, non-recyclable residual waste.
  • The council also offers every household in the district a fortnightly collection of garden waste, all cooked and uncooked food waste including vegetable and fruit waste, meat and fish waste and bones, cardboard, shredded paper, and Yellow Pages in the brown wheeled bin.
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St. Edmundsbury 

Bring Banks:

  • The borough has approximately 70 ‘Bring’ recycling bank sites.
  • Most recycling points collect: glass and textiles.
  • Several recycling points also collect: cans, books, paper, card and tetra paks
Recycling Schemes:

  • The council offers an Alternate Weekly Collection for dry recyclables, compostable and residual waste.
  • For the collection of dry recyclables, the council offers a blue bin for the co-mingled collection of clean, dry and loose plastic bottles, cardboard, plastic packaging (incl. margarine tubs, yoghurt pots and plastic food trays), aluminium foil, paper, newspapers and magazines, brochures and junk mail, directories, food cans and drink tins.
  • For the collection of compostables, the council offers a brown bin for the collection of garden waste (flowers and plants, grass cuttings, leaves, bark and hedge trimmings), raw vegetable and fruit waste, tea bags, coffee grounds, sawdust and untreated wood, shredded paper and plain cardboard.

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Waveney  

Bring Banks:

  • The district has 74 ‘Bring’ recycling bank sites. 
  • Most recycling points collect: glass. 
  • Several recycling points also collect: paper, textiles, cans and books. 
Recycling Schemes: 

  • The council offers a fortnightly kerbside scheme (Green and Blue Bins) to 42,000 homes collecting:
  • Garden Waste (Green) 
  • Dry recyclables; including paper, plastic, cardborad and metal (Blue) 
  • The blue and green bins are collected one week and the black bin (normal rubbish) collected the following week. 

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