Sudbury Household Waste Recycling Centre
81.3% of all waste taken to this Household Waste Recycling Centre was recycled in July 2014
Site Opening Times
Sandy Lane (C748),
April to September: 9am until 5pm (Mon to Sat)
The icons illustrated below show what is accepted for recycling at this Household Waste Recycling Centre. Click on each item to link to the A –Z section, to find out more about how to reduce, reuse or recycle this material. For details on materials not accepted (e.g.cat/dog poo & asbestos) or restricted click here
(Can't find the item you are looking for below check out our A - Z of Recycling webpage)
Recycle: Aerosol cans can be recycled in most can banks but DO NOT squash them - they could explode! Make sure they are empty. You can also recycle aerosol cans by placing them in the metal container at any of the Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centres. Remove the plastic nozzle and cap (which can be put into any kerbside recycling bin).
Only Waveney residents can recycle aerosols in their kerbside recycling bin.Also known as:
Aerosol Cans | Air Fresheners (Spray)Go to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: Household batteries can be recycled at any Suffollk Household Waste Recycling Centre or placed in battery containers which are often found in supermarkets. To find your nearest battery collection point click here.
St Edmundsbury residents can recycle a varity of household batteries through their kerbside battery collection bags. To find out more about the scheme click here.Also known as:
BatteriesGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: Unwanted bicycles can be donated to local bicycle projects such as Re-cycle or the Green Bike Project. Alternatively bikes can be advertised on a free online re-use network such as Freegle. Working bicycles can also be taken to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre and put in the reuse container (ask site staff for details).
Recycling: If a bicycle is beyond repair or in parts it can be recycled in the metal container at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre.Also known as:
BicyclesGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reduce: Do consider using libraries more who stock the latest titles as well as DVDs, CDs etc.By reducing the number of books we buy, the less of a problem there will be in disposing of them later on. You could also consider getting a e-reader (e.g. Kindle).
Reuse: Pass unwanted books to friends or colleagues. Local charity shops will also be pleased to accept books in good condition.
Recycle: If they are beyond reuse, please take them to any of the Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centres and place in the Mixed media container and books can also go in Kerbside recycling bin as long as the hard cover is removed.Also known as:
BooksGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: Clean cans, tins, metal bottle/jar tops, takeaway carton bases and aluminium foil (please roll up it up into tennis sized ball) can be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin, at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre or in any metal recycling bank. It would be helpful if you could squash or crush your cans.Also known as:
Cans | Steel Tins | Aluminium Cans | Aluminium Foil | Tin FoilGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: If you have any car parts and components suitable for reuse consider selling them or exchanging them via an online trading website.
Recycle: Engine oil and car batteries can be recycled at any of the Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centres. All other car parts and components need to be disposed of through a garage/licensed scrap dealer.Also known as:
Car BatteriesGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: Cardboard boxes are ideal for moving and often in demand, try advertising boxes for reuse on online reuse networks such as Freecycle or Freegle.
Recycle: They can be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin or in the cardboard container at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre. Small amounts can be composted in some kerbside compost bins (see below).
Home Compost: Cardboard can be put into your compost bin and is a particularly good way of reducing smells and increasing the effectiveness of your compost bin as it provides air pockets. It's more effective if scrunched into handfull sized bits.Also known as:
Cardboard | Toilet Roll Tubes | CardsGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: Drink and food cartons can be taken to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre for recycling or at carton bring banks. If the cartons have plastic lids, the lids can go in the kerbside recycling bin. To find local carton bring bank locations click here.
Currently Waveney residents can put cartons in their kerbside recycling bin.Also known as:
Cartons | Tetra Pak | Drink CartonsGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: Used cooking oil can be recycled at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre.Also known as:
Cooking Oil | Vegetable OilGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: Offer CD/DVDs to charity shops or through an online reuse network. Sell at a car boot sale, jumble sale or online market. You can also offer them to friends, neighbours, relatives or "re-gift" unwanted CD/DVDs.
Recycle: These can be recycled in the mixed media banks at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs).
Empty DVD & CD Cases: The cases can be recycled in the hard plastic container at any Suffolk HWRC.Also known as:
CDs | DVDs | DiscsGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: Used engine oil can be recycled at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre. It is important that all waste oil is contained securely, and disposed of appropriately to avoid contamination. For further information on the disposal of waste engine oil and further disposal points please see www.oilbankline.org.ukAlso known as:
Engine OilGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: Glass panes, sheet glass and fish tanks can be recycled in flat glass container at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre. They cannot be recycled in glass banks.Also known as:
Flat Glass | Sheet Glass | Glass Panes | Window Panes | Fish Tanks | MirrorsGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reduce: Wherever possible repair broken furniture.
Reuse: Offer furniture in good condition to charity shops (to find your nearest charity click here) or through an online reuse network, sell at a car boot sale, jumble sale or online market place. They can also be offered to friends, neighbours or relatives. Furniture in good condition can also be taken to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) and placed in the re-use container (ask site staff for details).
Recycle: Take to any Suffolk HWRCs and place it in the container appropriate to the material the piece of furniture is made of. Alternatively your local borough/ district council offers a charged bulky waste collection service.Also known as:
Furniture | Tables | Chairs | Wardrobes | Beds | Desks | Cupboards | Sofas | Ottomans | Garden Furniture | Chest of DrawersGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: You can recycle all your garden waste in your kerbside compost bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the green container.
Home Compost: All garden waste can be placed in a home composting bin.
Japanese Knotweed and Ragwort require special handling and should not be placed in your kerbside or home composting bin. (See the separate A - Z entries for these weeds to find out more information.)Also known as:
Garden Waste | Grass Cuttings | Plant Prunings | Flowers | Weeds | Hedge Trimmings | Twigs | LeavesGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Gas Bottles and Cylinders
Reuse/ Disposal: Gas cylinders should be returned to the agent or company that you purchased them from for re-use or disposal.
Recycle: Only Calor and Flo gas bottles can be taken to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre.Also known as:
Fire Extinguishers | Gas Bottles and CylindersGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Glass Bottles and Jars
Recycle: Glass bottles and jars can be recycled at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre or any glass bringbank.
Tips for glass recycling:
* Make sure that bottles are empty and have been rinsed out & ensure you remove lids, caps and corks.
* Don't put window glass, light bulbs, reading glasses, cooking dishes or glass crockery items in glass bins/ banks, however they can all be recycled in different containers at Household Waste Recycling Centres.
* Pyrex glass items cannot be recycled and needs to go in to your kerbside rubbish bin (if not suitable for reuse).
Glass Bottles and Jars | Wine BottlesGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reduce: Wherever possible repair broken hard plastic items such as plastic: toys, homeware, gardenware and accessories.
Reuse: Hard plastic items in good condition could be offered to charity shops or through an online reuse network. (To find your nearest charity shop click here.) You might also be able to sell some hard plastic items through a car boot sale, jumble sale, or online market. Offer unwanted items to friends, neighbours or relatives.
Recycle: Hard plastic items are not accepted in your kerbside recycling collection bin but can be recycled at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the rigid plastic container.Also known as:
Hard Plastics | Action Figures | Plastic Toys | Watering Can (Plastic) | Air Fresheners (Plastic) | Bucket (Plastic) | Buttons | Car Window Scrapers | Chopping Board (Plastic) | Clothes Hangers (Plastic) | Cotton Reels | Curtain Fittings (Plastic) | Cutlery (Plastic) | Dustpan and Brush | Laundry Pegs (Plastic) | Potty | Sink Drainer (Plastic) | Swimming Goggles | Toilet Seat (Plastic) | Toothbrushes (Non-electric) | Colander (Plastic) | Tupperware | Shredders (Plastic) | Lego | Plastic Plant Pots | Floppy DiscsGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: Hardcore and rubble could be donated to a local community project.
Recycle: Any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) will accept two manageable bags comprised of rubble or hardcore or any crockery items which can go in the hardcore and rubble container on sites. For larger amounts of hardcore and rubble you can use the HWRC trade waste service for a fee, to find out more click here.
For larger amounts you can also hire a skip, a skip bag, or dispose of the waste at a commercial waste transfer station or landfill site (a charge may apply).Also known as:
Rubble | Bricks | Tiles | Masonry | Stone | Hardcore | Plates (Crockery) | Mugs (Crockery) | Bowls (Crockery) | Dishes (Crockery) | Cups (Crockery) | Ceramic Pots and Jars | Bathroom SuiteGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Large Electrical Appliances
Reuse: Some charities will accept large electrical items for reuse. To find your nearest charity click here.
Recycle: Large electrical items can be recycled at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre in the large domestic appliance section. Alternatively your local borough/ district council offers a charged bulky waste collection service.
Also known as:
Large Electrical Appliances | Washing Machines | Ovens | Cookers | Dishwashers | Tumble Dryers | Fridges and Freezers | MicrowavesGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: All type of light bulbs including Halogen, fluorescent light bulbs and energy saving light bulbs can be taken to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) for recycling.
Several supermarkets and electrical retailers in Suffolk have collection points for low energy & LED light bulbs. To find locations of these collection points please click here.Also known as:
Fluorescent Tubes | Light BulbsGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: Metal items in good condition could be offered to charity shops or through an online reuse network. (To find your nearest charity shop click here.) You might also be able to sell some metal items through a car boot sale, jumble sale, or online market. Offer unwanted items to friends, neighbours or relatives.
Recycle: Any metals item can be recycled in the metal container at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre. You may be able to sell some types of metal (e.g. cars) to your local scrap metal dealer.Also known as:
Scrap Metal | Metals | Knives | Keys | Umbrellas | Bucket (Metal) | Cutlery (Metal) | Lawnmower (Petrol)Go to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: If your phone is still working (and sometimes newer broken models) can be sold to companies that will refurbish it to sell on. Alternatively charity shops often have envelopes for you to send the phone off as a donation.
Recycle: Older and broken models can be recycled at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre.Also known as:
Mobile Phones | Smart PhonesGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: Musical instruments in working condition can be passed on or sold through websites/ music shops. Alternatively they can be donated to charity shops.
Recycle/ Disposal: If you have an instrument broken beyond economic repair, please take it to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre and place it in the material container appriorate to what the instrument is made from.Also known as:
Musical Instruments | Xylophones | ZithersGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
1) The Mailing Preference Service will prevent most unsolicited addressed mail by removing your name from marketing lists based in the UK - Visit their website at www.mpsonline.org.uk or phone 0845 703 4599. To stop the Royal Mail posting unaddressed mail to your home, you must opt out of their service. Contact them at: Freepost RRBT-ZBXB-TTTS, Royal Mail Door to Door Opt Outs, Kingsmead House, Oxpens Road OXFORD, OX1 1RX or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Also consider only print what you actually need as hard copy. Read the news online or on TV as an alternative to buying a daily newspaper.
Reuse: Use old envelopes, or the blank sides of printed sheets, as note paper.
Recycle: All dry paper can be recycled (apart from shredded paper, kitchen towels and tissues) in the kerbside recycling bin, at any paper bank or at any of the Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centres.
Compost: Small scraps of paper and shredded paper which may get lost in the recycling process can be put in any kerbside composting bin or in your home compost bin.Also known as:
Newspapers | Paper | Magazines | Envelopes | Junk MailGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reduce: When shopping don't accept unwanted plastic bags - take reusable bags with you.
Reuse: Plastic bags can be reused as bin liners or dog litter bags. Some charity shops may accept plastic bags for reuse.
Recycle: Plastic bags and film can be recycled at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre. Most larger branches of leading supermarkets have collection bins for plastic bags, food bags and plastic film but you will need to check in store in advance. (They can't be put in your kerbside recycling bin.)Also known as:
Plastic Bags | Cling Film | Bread Bags | Plastic Film | Food Bags | Carrier Bags | Plastic Wrap | Cereal Inner bagsGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Plastic Bottles and Food Packaging
Reduce: Wherever possible try and avoid purchasing overpackaged food items (e.g. individually wrapped cake slices) and reuse/refill plastic drinks bottles and containers.
Recycle: Any plastic bottles (including drinks, cleaning and beauty products) and all moulded plastic food packaging (e.g. tubs, pots, inner trays) can be recycled in your kerbside recycling collection bin or at any Household Waste Recycling Centre in Suffolk. Please remember to empty contents, rinse and leave to dry before recycling. Please also remove plastic lids and bottle tops and put these in the recycling bin separately.Also known as:
Bottle Tops | Cleaning Products | Fruit Punnets | Washing and Detergent Bottles | Plastic Bottles and Food Packaging | Meat Trays (Plastic) | Milk Bottles (Plastic) | Sandwich Packets (Plastic moulded) | Sauce Bottles (Plastic) | Shampoo and Conditioner Bottles | Shower Gel Bottles | Tablet and Vitamin Bottles | Yoghurt pots | LidsGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: Ink cartridges can be refilled at less cost than buying new, saving waste and money.
Recycle: Many charities now collect ink cartridges for recycling such as the British Red Cross, Guide Dogs and the RSPCA. You can also recycle your ink cartridges at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre.
There are also several companies that will collect ink cartridges (including laser printer cartridges) and toners from both householders and businesses on behalf of charities. Usually these services are free of charge by supplying freepost return envelopes or by arranging collections for larger quantities. These companies often collect unwanted mobile phones alongside ink cartridges. Search Tip: Try typing "recycling print cartridges" into your internet search engine.Also known as:
Ink Cartridges | Printer Cartridges | Laser Printer Cartridges | Toner CartridgesGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Small Electrical Items
Reduce: Where possible get your broken electricals repaired.
Reuse: Offer electrical items in good condition and full working order to charity shops or through an online reuse network.(To find your nearest charity click here.) Sell through a car boot sale, jumble sale, or online market. You may be able to offer some unwanted electricals items to friends, neighbours or relatives, or even "re-gift" unwanted gifts next Christmas.
Recycle: If they are beyond repair, please take them to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre and place in the container for small electrical items.Also known as:
Hearing Aids | Small Electrical Items | Hairdryers | Sandwich Toasters | Electric Razors | Food Mixer | Blenders | Electric Whisks | Tablets (Electric) | MP3 Players | Kettles | Toasters | Electric Heaters | Electric Fans | Power Tools | Sat-Navs | CD Players | DVD Players | Digital Receivers | Video Recorders | Steamers | Slow Cookers | Remote Controls | Coffee Makers | Digital Cameras | Card-Readers | Disc Drives | Electronic Clocks | Calculators | Lamps | Alarm Clocks | Shredders (Electric) | Monitors | Computers | Laptops | Scanners | Printers | Mouse | Keyboards (Instrument) | Projectors | Torches | Flashlights | Games Consoles | Pagers | Radios | Pedometers | Thermostats | Chargers | Watches | Extension Leads | Plug Adaptors | Electric Toys | Vacuum Cleaners | Hoovers | Irons | Hair Straighteners | Intercoms | Walkie-Talkies | Walkman | Cassette Recorders | Headphones | Earphones | Dictaphones | Tape Decks | Microphones | Sewing Machines | Speakers | Record Players | Toothbrushes (Electric) | Digital Picture Frames | Xbox | Nintendo | Playstation | Air Fresheners (Electric) | Keyboards (Computer) | Telephone | Lawnmower (Electric)Go to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: Retain excess soil for planting and potting, or ask your neighbours, friends or relatives if they have any use for it.
Home compost: Small amounts of excess soil can be added to your home compost bin.
Recycle: Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centres will accept two bags or equivalent of soil per day which can go in the hardcore and rubble container on sites. For large amounts, it is advised that householders hire a skip, a skip bag, or dispose of the waste at a commercial waste transfer station or landfill site (a charge may apply). Soil cannot be put in any Suffolk kerbside bins.Also known as:
Soil | Dirt | Loam | TopsoilGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: Some opticians collect unwanted glasses for onward donation to charity. Ask your local charity shop if they will accept reading glasses, prescription glasses, or sunglasses. Vision Aid is a charity which recycles old glasses to help African people gain access to eye care, to find your nearest drop off point for Vision Aid click here.
Recycle: All Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centres accept glasses for recycling.Also known as:
Spectacles | Glasses | SunglassesGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: Catalogues and telephone directories (including Yellow pages) are accepted in kerbside recycling bins and can also be taken to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre and placed in the paper bank.Also known as:
Telephone Directories | Yellow Pages | CataloguesGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: Wherever possible repair damaged textiles; for example it may be possible to patch ripped garments, or replace buttons or zips, etc. Pass wearable garments onto younger children as hand-me-downs. Offer items in good condition and full working order to charity shops or through an online reuse network. Sell through a car boot sale, jumble sale, or online market. Offer unwanted items to friends, neighbours or relatives, or "re-gift" unwanted gifts next Christmas. Garments beyond repair can be torn up and re-used as rags and wipers.
Recycle: Place unwanted textiles in the 'Recycle for Suffolk' textile recycling bag, tie it, and place inside your kerbside recycling bin on top of the other recyclable items and close the lid. For more information on the kerbside textiles recycling scheme and to how to request a textiles recycling bag click here and to find textiles recycling bags collection points across Suffolk, please click here. Alternatively take to any textile or clothing bank or to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre for recycling.Also known as:
Textiles | Clothing | Quilts | Jumpers | Trousers | Tea Towels | Stuffed Toys | Underwear | Socks and Shoes | Pillowcases | Curtains | Wellies | Gloves | Trainers | Swimsuits | Dresses | Textiles NapkinsGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
TVs and Monitors
Reuse: Some charities will accept televisions for reuse. To find your nearest one click here. You can also sell/ exchange television and monitors through an online reuse network, car boot sale, jumble sale, or online market. Offer unwanted items to friends, neighbours or relatives.
Recycle: TVs and monitors can be recycled at your any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the large domestic appliance section. Alternatively your local borough/ district council offers a charged collection service.Also known as:
TVs and Monitors | TelevisionsGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: Wood, items made from wood and natural corks can be taken to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre and placed in the wood container.Also known as:
Timber | Garden Shed (Wood) | Wood | Fence Panels And Posts | Laundry Pegs (Wood) | Corks (Natural)Go to A - Z of Recycling ×