A - Z of Recycling

HOW TO USE: The A - Z of recycling allows you to browse or search for information on how to reduce, reuse, recycle or dispose of everyday household objects. The following icons by each entry show the available options, and you will find links for more information about the services in the bottom bar. Can't find what you are looking for email waste.management@suffolk.gov.uk.

 

Charity Shop/ Reuse

Home Composting

Kerbside Compost

Kerbside Recycling

HWRC

Bringbank

Non Recyclable

  • Action Figures

    action figures

    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.


    Check out our spiffing 'Plastics - Know Your Place'
    video and webpage, for tips and advice for recycling all types of plastic. 

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Aerosol Cans

    MRFAerosols A Z

    Recycle: Aerosol cans can be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin and 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. Please remove the plastic cap (which can be put into any kerbside recycling bin). Please note aerosols which have contained paint and other hazardous chemicals cannot be put in the kerbside recycling bin (even if they are empty).

     

    Find out more about the Recycle Even More campaign here.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Bring banks Help

  • Air Bed

    Blow Up Mattress

    Reuse: If it is in a good condition offer to charity shops or through an online reuse network. (To find your nearest charity click here). You could sell it through a car boot sale, jumble sale, or online market place. You could also give it to friends, neighbours or relatives.

    Disposal: This item is made from a plastic that cannot currently be recycled and so needs to be disposed of in your kerbside rubbish bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the non-recyclable container.

    Other recycling options: Reuse Non - Recyclable Help

  • Air Fresheners (Electric)

    Electric Air Freshener

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Air Fresheners (Plastic)

    air freshener Reduce: When available consider using refills rather than buying a new 'container'.
    Reuse: Offer hard plastic 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.
    Recycle: Hard plastic items are not accepted in your kerbside recycling collection bin but can be recycled at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Air Fresheners (Spray)

    MRFAerosols A Z

    Recycle: Aerosol cans can be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin and 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. Please remove the plastic cap (which can be put into any kerbside recycling bin). Please note aerosols which have contained paint and other hazardous chemicals cannot be put in the kerbside recycling bin (even if they are empty).

     

    Find out more about the Recycle Even More campaign here.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Bring banks Help

  • Alarm Clocks

    Alarm Clock

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Aluminium Cans

    Cans Foil Tin

    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. 

    To see a video showing the metal cans recycling process click here

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Bring banks Help

  • Aluminium Foil

    Aluminium Foil

    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. 

    To see a video showing the metal cans recycling process click here

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Bring banks Help

  • Asbestos

    Asbestos

    Disposal: Asbestos is an extremely hazardous material, so it cannot be taken to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre. Please do not attempt to do anything which disturbs it.  Be aware that it may be exposed inadvertently when carrying out renovation or extension work. 

    For further advice on the disposal of asbestos contact Suffolk County Council on 0345 606 6067 or contact your local borough/ district council. We would also recommend looking at Take5andstayalive.com website if you are planning any DIY works as it has tips and a downloadable guide about asbestos.

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  • Ash

    ash

    Home Compost: Wood ash can be added to your home compost bin, dug into your garden as a fertiizer or added to a compost heap as it can help to keep slugs and snails off your vegetable patch.

    Disposal: Coal ash cannot be composted, and when it has cooled it should be wrapped and put in your kerbside rubbish bin. 

    Other recycling options: Home Composting Non - Recyclable Help

  • Bath Sponges

    Bath Sponge

    Disposal: Unfortunately this item is made from a plastic that cannot currently be recycled and so needs to be disposed of in your kerbside rubbish bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the non-recyclable container.

    Other recycling options: Non - Recyclable Help

  • Bathroom Suite

    bathroom suite Recycle: Toilets, sinks & baths made out of porcelain/ ceramic can be taken to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) and placed in the hardcore and rubble container, however the sites will only accept the equivalent of two manageable sized bags of this per day. For larger amounts you can use the HWRC trade waste service for a fee. To find out more click here
     
    You also can take any metal, glass & rigid plastic bathroom suite items to be recycled at Suffolk HWRCs.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Batteries

    battery

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Bedding

    Duvet bedding1

    Reuse: Stuffed textiles such as old pillows, quilts, duvets or cushions could be reused as pet beds or to kneel on whilst gardening. Vets or animal sanctuarys may accept clean, unwanted bedding.

    Disposal: If they are not in a reusable condition you will need to put them in your kerbside rubbish bin or take them to any Suffolk HWRC and place them in the non-recyclable container because stuffed textiles cannot be accepted in the kerbside textiles recycling scheme (however 'flat' textiles such as bed linen, pillowcases and sheets can).

    Other recycling options: Reuse Non - Recyclable Help

  • Beds

    Bed

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Bicycles

    Bikes

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Binoculars

    binoculars

    Reduce: Repair defective items wherever possible.

    Reuse: The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds specifically have a second- hand scheme which will collect unwanted working binoculars, telescopes, spotting scopes or tripods. You can also offer items in good condition to charity shops or through an online reuse network, or sell through a car boot sale, jumble sale, or online market place. Offer unwanted items to friends, neighbours or relatives, or "re-gift" unwanted gifts next Christmas.

    Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Biscuit Wrappers

    Non recycable plastic picture Disposal: Unfortunately this item is made from a plastic that cannot currently be recycled and so needs to be disposed of in your kerbside rubbish bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the landfill container.
     
    Terracycle has a scheme along with McVities where you can send in your biscuit wrappers and they will be recycled. To find out more click here.

    Other recycling options: Non - Recyclable Help

  • Bleach

    Hazardous Waste

    Disposal:  Hazardous waste such as syringes, poisons, corrosive/flammable liquids, household and garden chemicals (incl. bleach) cannot be placed in your kerbside rubbish bin and are not accepted at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs). 

     

    For advice on hazardous waste or to organise a hazardous waste collection for a charge contact your local Borough/ District council. To find out further information on hazardous waste dispsoal click here

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  • Blenders

    Food Blender

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Blister Packs

    blister pack

    Disposal: Unfortunately this item is made from a plastic that cannot currently be recycled and so needs to be disposed of in your kerbside rubbish bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the non-recyclable container.

    Other recycling options: Non - Recyclable Help

  • Board Games

    Board Games

    Reduce: Wherever possible repair damaged games or puzzles.

    Reuse: Offer items in good condition to charity shops or through an online reuse network, or sell through a car boot sale, jumble sale, or online market place. Offer unwanted items to friends, neighbours or relatives, or "re-gift" unwanted gifts next Christmas.

    Recycle: Take to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre and place it in the container appropriate to the material the toy is made of (e.g. box cover in cardboard container).

    Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Bones

    Cooked Food Recycle: Only Waveney and Suffolk Coastal residents can put cooked food, raw meat and fish (including bones) in their kerbside composting bin.
    Home Compost: No cooked or processed food can be put in a standard home compost bin. Only specialist composting systems such as the HotBin or Bokashi kitchen digester can deal with all cooked food waste. To see these and a whole range of other composting systems at subsidised prices click here.

    Where to recycle: Kerbside Compost bin - Suffolk Coastal Waveney Help

  • Books

    New - Books

    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. All books can also go in your Kerbside recycling bin.

     

    Find out more about the Recycle Even More campaign here.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Reuse Bring banks Help

  • Bottle Tops

    Bottle tops Recycle: Plastic and metal lids or bottle tops can be recycled (but need to be removed from original packaging first) in your kerbside recycling bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the relevant material bin.

     

    'Trigger' spray tops (commonly found on cleaning products) cannot be recycled.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Help

  • Bowls (Crockery)

    Bowl Reuse: Offer items in good condition 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.
    Recycle: If they are chipped, broken, or otherwise beyond reuse, please take them to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre and place in the bin for hardcore and rubble.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Bread

    bread

    Reduce/Reuse: For food waste reduction tips and ideas for meals made from leftovers see the Love Food, Hate Waste website.

    Recycle: You can only put processed food such as bread and cooked rice or pasta in Waveney and Suffolk Coastal kerbside compost bins.

    Home Compost: No cooked or processed food can be put in a standard home compost bin. Only specialist composting systems such as the HotBin or Bokashi kitchen digester can deal with all food waste. To see these and a whole range of other composting systems at subsidised prices click here.

    Where to recycle: Kerbside Compost bin - Suffolk Coastal Waveney Help

  • Bread Bags

    bread bags Recycle: These can be recycled at any Household Waste Recycling Centre in Suffolk. 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.)

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Bricks

    Hardcore rubble

    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).

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Bubble Wrap

    bubblewrap

    Reuse: You can use it for insulating wormeries (with air holes) or for packaging fragile items.

    Recycle: Clean bubble wrap can be recycled in the plastic bag and film container at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Bucket (Metal)

    metal bucket

    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.

    Metal pots, pans (including metal lids) and trays can be placed in your kerbside recycling bin - as can empty aerosol cans.

    You may be able to sell some types of metal (e.g. cars) to your local scrap metal dealer.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Bucket (Plastic)

    Bucket

    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.


    Check out our spiffing 'Plastics - Know Your Place'
    video and webpage, for tips and advice for recycling all types of plastic. 

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Buttons

    buttons

    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.


    Check out our spiffing 'Plastics - Know Your Place'
    video and webpage, for tips and advice for recycling all types of plastic. 

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Calculators

    Calculator

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Cans

    Cans Foil Tin

    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. 

    To see a video showing the metal cans recycling process click here

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Bring banks Help

  • Car Batteries

    Car battery

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Car Parts

    Car parts

    Reuse: If you have any car parts and components suitable for reuse consider selling them or exchanging them via an online trading website.

    Disposal: Car parts and components need to be disposed of through a garage/licensed scrap dealer.

    Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Car Window Scrapers

    Ice scraper

    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.


    Check out our spiffing 'Plastics - Know Your Place'
    video and webpage, for tips and advice for recycling all types of plastic. 

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Card-Readers

    Card Reader

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Cardboard

    cardboard

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Kerbside Compost bin - Forest Heath St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Home Composting Reuse Help

  • Cardboard Egg Boxes

    eggbox

    Home Compost: Cardboard egg boxes, toilet and kitchen roll inner-tubes are made from low-grade cardboard so have little recycling value. However if torn up and placed in a home compost bin they provide a good source of carbon into the compost mix and create natural air-pockets which help the composting process.

    Recycle: Egg boxes can go in some borough/districts kerbside composting bins (see below) or in the cardboard container at any Suffolk Household Waste Recyling Centre.

    Where to recycle: Kerbside Compost bin - Forest Heath St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Home Composting Help

  • Cards

    Greeting Cards Reuse: Card can be re-used in crafty activities e.g.making gift tags, bookmarks and notebooks!
    Recycle: It can be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the cardboard container.
    Home Compost: Small scraps of card which may get lost in the recycling process but can be put in some kerbside composting bins (see below) or in your home compost bin.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Kerbside Compost bin - Forest Heath St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Home Composting Reuse Help

  • Carpet

    Flooring

    Reuse: Consider re-using the flooring in sheds or cupboards. Carpets can also be used as under pond liners, or in the garden as a mulch mat (if it is hessian backed).

    Home Compost: Small amounts of carpet can also be placed on top of compost heaps to keep in the heat making the organic material break down more quickly.

    Disposal: If the flooring is no good for re-use please dispose of it at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre. Wood flooring can be recycled in the wood container while carpet, vinyl or underlay will need to be disposed of in the non-recyclable container on site. 

    Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Carrier Bags

    plastic bags

    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.)


    Check out our spiffing 'Plastics - Know Your Place' video and webpage, for tips and advice for recycling all types of plastic.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Cartons

    New - Cartons

    Recycle: Drink and food cartons can be put in your kerbside recycling bin. They also can be taken to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre for recycling or placed in 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

    To see a video showing the carton recycling process click here


    Find out more about the Recycle Even More campaign here.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Bring banks Help

  • Cassette Recorders

    Cassette recorder

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Cassettes

    Video Cassetes

    Reuse: Some charity shops may accept music or video cassettes.

    Recycling: Cassette tape gets tangled in the recycling process, therefore only empty (pull out the magnetic tape) cassettes can be recycled in the 'rigid plastic' container at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC). Easiest way to remove tape is to unsrew the cassette and remove the reels! 

    Disposal: Cassettes with tape in must be placed in your kerbside rubbish bin or in the non-recyclable container at HWRCs.

    (Internet Search Tip - a few recycling companies will accept unwanted tapes for recycling via postal collection - try typing 'cassette recycling uk' into a search engine) 

    Other recycling options: Reuse Non - Recyclable Help

  • Cat and Dog Waste

    Cat Dog poo

    Disposal: Cat litter and cat or dog poo, cannot be recycled or composted and should be double-bagged and placed in your kerbside rubbish bin. It cannot be taken to Household Waste Recycling Centres. (Internet Search Tip: there are a number of commercial dog loos available to buy - try typing 'dog loo' into your search engine.)

    Other recycling options: Non - Recyclable Help

  • Cat Litter

    Cat Litter

    Disposal: Cat litter and cat or dog poo, cannot be recycled or composted and should be double-bagged and placed in your kerbside rubbish bin. It cannot be taken to Household Waste Recycling Centres. (Internet Search Tip: there are a number of commercial dog loos available to buy - try typing 'dog loo' into your search engine.)

    Other recycling options: Non - Recyclable Help

  • Catalogues

    Directories Yellow Pages

    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. 

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Bring banks Help

  • Caustic Soda

    Hazardous Waste

    Disposal:  Hazardous waste such as syringes, poisons, corrosive/flammable liquids, household and garden chemicals (incl. bleach) cannot be placed in your kerbside rubbish bin and are not accepted at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs). 

     

    For advice on hazardous waste or to organise a hazardous waste collection for a charge contact your local Borough/ District council. To find out further information on hazardous waste dispsoal click here

    Help

  • CD Players

    CD Player

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • CDs

    CD DVD

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Cellophane

    Non recycable plastic picture

    Disposal: Unfortunately this item is made from a plastic that cannot currently be recycled and so needs to be disposed of in your kerbside rubbish bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the non-recyclable container.

    Other recycling options: Non - Recyclable Help

  • Ceramic Pots and Jars

    Crockery Reuse: Offer items in good condition 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.
    Recycle: If they are chipped, broken, or otherwise beyond reuse, please take them to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre and place in the bin for hardcore and rubble.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Cereal Inner bags

    Inner cereal bags l Recycle: These can be recycled at any Household Waste Recycling Centre in Suffolk. 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.)

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Chairs

    Chair

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Chargers

    charger

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Cheese

    Dairy

    Reduce/Reuse: For food waste reduction tips and ideas for meals made from leftovers see the Love Food, Hate Waste website.

    Recycle: You can only put dairy food products in Suffolk Coastal and Waveney kerbside compost bins.

    Home Compost: No dairy food products can be put in a standard home compost bin. Only specialist composting systems such as the HotBin or Bokashi kitchen digester can deal with all food waste. To see these and a whole range of other composting systems at subsidised prices click here.

    Where to recycle: Kerbside Compost bin - Suffolk Coastal Waveney Help

  • Chest of Drawers

    Chest of Drawers

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Chopping Board (Plastic)

    plastic chopping board

    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.


    Check out our spiffing 'Plastics - Know Your Place'
    video and webpage, for tips and advice for recycling all types of plastic. 

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Cleaning Products

    cleaning products Reduce: When available consider using refills rather than buying a new 'container'.
    Recycle: All cleaning product bottles can be recycled in your kerbside recycling collection bin or at any Household Waste Recycling Centre in Suffolk in the 'Plastic Bottles and Food Packaging' container. Please remember to empty contents (not down the sink!), rinse and leave to dry before recycling. Please remove clean lids and bottle tops and place in the recycling bin separately. ('Trigger' spray tops -commonly found on cleaning products- cannot be recycled.)

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Help

  • Cling Film

    Cling film Recycle: Can be recycled at any Household Waste Recycling Centre in Suffolk. 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.)

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Clothes Hangers (Plastic)

    PlasticClothesHangers

    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.


    Check out our spiffing 'Plastics - Know Your Place'
    video and webpage, for tips and advice for recycling all types of plastic. 

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Clothing

    Textiles

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Reuse Bring banks Help

  • Coal Ash

    ash

    Home Compost: Wood ash can be added to your home compost bin, dug into your garden as a fertiizer or added to a compost heap as it can help to keep slugs and snails off your vegetable patch.

    Disposal: Coal ash cannot be composted, and when it has cooled it should be wrapped and put in your kerbside rubbish bin. 

    Other recycling options: Home Composting Non - Recyclable Help

  • Coffee Grounds

    Tea Coffee

    Recycle: You can put tea bags and coffee grounds in your kerbside compost bin unless you live in Babergh or Mid Suffolk. 

    Home Compost: Tea bags (loose and bagged) and coffee grounds can be composted in your home compost bin.

    Where to recycle: Kerbside Compost bin - Forest Heath Ipswich St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Home Composting Help

  • Coffee Makers

    Small electrical

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Coffee Pods

    Coffee pods

    Disposal - Generally coffee pods cannot be recycled because of the mixture of materials contained in them and need to be put in your general rubbish bin or in the non-recyclable container at Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre. 

     

    TASSIMO COFFEE PODS ONLY (including all Tassimo plastic packaging) can be recycled at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre.

    Other recycling options: Non - Recyclable Help

  • Colander (Plastic)

    colander

    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.


    Check out our spiffing 'Plastics - Know Your Place'
    video and webpage, for tips and advice for recycling all types of plastic. 

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Compostable Packaging

    Compostable material symbol

    Home Compost: Many everday household items are now packaged in compostable materials made from natural plant starches, such as corn-starch, which can be used as an alternative to plastic polymers. These include types of food packaging (e.g. some brands of sandwich packets) and food and waste bags. Although giving the appearance of plastics packaging, items labelled with this leaf symbol will break down eventually in a home compost bin.

    (Please note: Due to operational restrictions at large-scale composting facilities compostable packaging cannot be accepted in kerbside composting collection bins)

    Other recycling options: Home Composting Help

  • Computers

    Computer

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Cooked Food

    Cooked Food

    Reduce/Reuse: For food waste reduction tips and ideas for meals made from leftovers see the Love Food, Hate Waste website.

    Recycle: Only Waveney and Suffolk Coastal residents can put cooked food, raw meat and fish (including bones) in their kerbside composting bin.

    Home Compost: No cooked or processed food can be put in a standard home compost bin. Only specialist composting systems such as the HotBin or Bokashi kitchen digester can deal with all cooked food waste. To see these and a whole range of other composting systems at subsidised prices click here.

    Where to recycle: Kerbside Compost bin - Suffolk Coastal Waveney Help

  • Cookers

    Large Domestic 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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

     

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Cooking Oil

    Cooking Oil

    Recycle: Used cooking oil can be recycled at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Corks (Natural)

    Cork Natural

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Corn Starch Packing Peanuts

    cornstarch packaging peanuts

    Reduce: Consider using scrunched up newspaper, plain dry popped corn or breaking down old polystyrene packaging for posting fragile items rather than buying new packaging.

    Home Compost: These 'peanut' or 'Wotsit' shaped materials are used to package many fragile items and can be made from compostable natural corn-starch. These look virtually identical to polystyrene packing peanuts but can easily identified by making them wet - the corn-starch variety will begin to dissolve whereas the polystyrene will remain the same. Corn-starch versions can be home composted (either dissolve in water and add the 'slurry', or bury in the compost pile to dissolve naturally).

    (Please note - the polystyrene versions unfortunately cannot be recycled. Please place these in a bag and dispose of in your kerbside rubbish bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre, in the non-recyclable container.)

    Other recycling options: Home Composting Help

  • Cotton Reels

    Cotton Reel

    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.


    Check out our spiffing 'Plastics - Know Your Place'
    video and webpage, for tips and advice for recycling all types of plastic. 

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Cream

    Dairy

    Reduce/Reuse: For food waste reduction tips and ideas for meals made from leftovers see the Love Food, Hate Waste website.

    Recycle: You can only put dairy food products in Suffolk Coastal and Waveney kerbside compost bins.

    Home Compost: No dairy food products can be put in a standard home compost bin. Only specialist composting systems such as the HotBin or Bokashi kitchen digester can deal with all food waste. To see these and a whole range of other composting systems at subsidised prices click here.

    Where to recycle: Kerbside Compost bin - Suffolk Coastal Waveney Help

  • Crisp Packets (and Multi Pack Bags)

    Non recycable plastic picture

    Disposal: Unfortunately this item is made from a plastic that cannot currently be recycled and so needs to be disposed of in your kerbside rubbish bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the non-recyclable container.

    Other recycling options: Non - Recyclable Help

  • Cupboards

    Cupboard

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Cups (Crockery)

    mug Reuse: Offer items in good condition 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.
    Recycle: If they are chipped, broken, or otherwise beyond reuse, please take them to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre and place in the bin for hardcore and rubble.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Curtain Fittings (Plastic)

    Curtain fittings

    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.


    Check out our spiffing 'Plastics - Know Your Place'
    video and webpage, for tips and advice for recycling all types of plastic. 

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Curtains

    Curtains

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Reuse Bring banks Help

  • Cushions

    Cushion

    Reuse: Stuffed textiles such as old pillows, quilts, duvets or cushions could be reused as pet beds or to kneel on whilst gardening. Vets or animal sanctuarys may accept clean, unwanted bedding.

    Disposal: If they are not in a reusable condition you will need to put them in your kerbside rubbish bin or take them to any Suffolk HWRC and place them in the non-recyclable container because stuffed textiles cannot be accepted in the kerbside textiles recycling scheme (however 'flat' textiles such as bed linen, pillowcases and sheets can).

    Other recycling options: Reuse Non - Recyclable Help

  • Cutlery (Metal)

    cutlery metal

    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.

    Metal pots, pans (including metal lids) and trays can be placed in your kerbside recycling bin - as can empty aerosol cans.

    You may be able to sell some types of metal (e.g. cars) to your local scrap metal dealer.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Cutlery (Plastic)

    Plastic Cutlery

    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.


    Check out our spiffing 'Plastics - Know Your Place'
    video and webpage, for tips and advice for recycling all types of plastic. 

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Dairy

    Dairy

    Reduce/Reuse: For food waste reduction tips and ideas for meals made from leftovers see the Love Food, Hate Waste website.

    Recycle: You can only put dairy food products in Suffolk Coastal and Waveney kerbside compost bins.

    Home Compost: No dairy food products can be put in a standard home compost bin. Only specialist composting systems such as the HotBin or Bokashi kitchen digester can deal with all food waste. To see these and a whole range of other composting systems at subsidised prices click here.

    Where to recycle: Kerbside Compost bin - Suffolk Coastal Waveney Help

  • Desks

    Table

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Dictaphones

    Dictaphones

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Digital Cameras

    digital camera

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Digital Picture Frames

    Digital Picture Frame

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Digital Receivers

    Digital receiver

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Dirt

    soil

    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. 

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Home Composting Reuse Help

  • Disc Drives

    Disc Drives

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Discs

    CD DVD

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Dishes (Crockery)

    Crockery Reuse: Offer items in good condition 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.
    Recycle: If they are chipped, broken, or otherwise beyond reuse, please take them to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre and place in the bin for hardcore and rubble.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Dishwashers

    Large Domestic 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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

     

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Disposable Nappies

    Nappy

    Reduce: To reduce the impact of disposable nappies, find out about reusable nappies.

    Disposal: Disposable nappies cannot currently be recycled, so please dispose of them in your kerbside rubbish bin.

    Other recycling options: Non - Recyclable Help

  • Dog Poo

    Cat Dog poo

    Disposal: Cat litter and cat or dog poo, cannot be recycled or composted and should be double-bagged and placed in your kerbside rubbish bin. It cannot be taken to Household Waste Recycling Centres. (Internet Search Tip: there are a number of commercial dog loos available to buy - try typing 'dog loo' into your search engine.)

    Other recycling options: Non - Recyclable Help

  • Dresses

    Dress

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Reuse Bring banks Help

  • Drink Cartons

    New - Cartons

    Recycle: Drink and food cartons can be put in your kerbside recycling bin. They also can be taken to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre for recycling or placed in 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

    To see a video showing the carton recycling process click here


    Find out more about the Recycle Even More campaign here.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Bring banks Help

  • Dustpan and Brush

    Dustpan brush

    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.


    Check out our spiffing 'Plastics - Know Your Place'
    video and webpage, for tips and advice for recycling all types of plastic. 

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Duvets

    Duvet bedding1

    Reuse: Stuffed textiles such as old pillows, quilts, duvets or cushions could be reused as pet beds or to kneel on whilst gardening. Vets or animal sanctuarys may accept clean, unwanted bedding.

    Disposal: If they are not in a reusable condition you will need to put them in your kerbside rubbish bin or take them to any Suffolk HWRC and place them in the non-recyclable container because stuffed textiles cannot be accepted in the kerbside textiles recycling scheme (however 'flat' textiles such as bed linen, pillowcases and sheets can).

    Other recycling options: Reuse Non - Recyclable Help

  • DVD Players

    DVD Player

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • DVDs

    CD DVD

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Earphones

    Headphones

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Eggs

    eggs

    Reduce/Reuse: For food waste reduction tips and ideas for meals made from leftovers see the Love Food, Hate Waste website.

    Recycle: You can only put eggs and eggshells in Waveney and Suffolk Coastal kerbside compost bins.

    Home Compost: Crushed eggshells can be put into your home compost bin as they add calcuim and other nutrients to the compost. Cooked egg cannot be put in a standard home compost bin. Only specialist composting systems such as the HotBin or Bokashi kitchen digester can deal with all cooked food waste. To see these and a whole range of other composting systems at subsidised prices click here.

    Where to recycle: Kerbside Compost bin - Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Home Composting Help

  • Eggshells

    Eggs

    Reduce/Reuse: For food waste reduction tips and ideas for meals made from leftovers see the Love Food, Hate Waste website.

    Recycle: You can only put eggs and eggshells in Waveney and Suffolk Coastal kerbside compost bins.

    Home Compost: Crushed eggshells can be put into your home compost bin as they add calcuim and other nutrients to the compost. Cooked egg cannot be put in a standard home compost bin. Only specialist composting systems such as the HotBin or Bokashi kitchen digester can deal with all cooked food waste. To see these and a whole range of other composting systems at subsidised prices click here.

    Where to recycle: Kerbside Compost bin - Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Home Composting Help

  • Electric Fans

    Electric fan

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Electric Heaters

    electric heater

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Electric Razors

    electric razar

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Electric Toys

    Electronic Toys

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Electric Whisks

    Food Mixer

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Electronic Cigarette

    ElectronicCigarette EGO TS Kit PortableBag 900mAh

    Recycle: Remove e-cigarette battery and place in the battery container and put the rest of the empty e-cigarette in the small electrical items container at any Suffolk Household Recycling Centre.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Electronic Clocks

    Alarm Clock

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Engine Oil

    Oil engine

    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.uk

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Envelopes

    Paper

    Reduce:

    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: optout@royalmail.com

    2) Also consider only printing 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. To see a video showing the paper recycling process click here.

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Home Composting Reuse Bring banks Help

  • Extension Leads

    extension leads

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Fence Panels And Posts

    Wood

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Fence Treatment

    Hazardous Waste

    Disposal:  Hazardous waste such as syringes, poisons, corrosive/flammable liquids, household and garden chemicals (incl. bleach) cannot be placed in your kerbside rubbish bin and are not accepted at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs). 

     

    For advice on hazardous waste or to organise a hazardous waste collection for a charge contact your local Borough/ District council. To find out further information on hazardous waste dispsoal click here

    Help

  • Fire Extinguishers

    Fire Extinguishers Disposal: Fire extinguishers from your home can be taken to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre except Halon and BCFs.  Please only take small quantities.  You may be required to fill in a declaration form. Please contact Suffolk County Council on 0345 606 6067 for information on disposal from a business.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Fireworks

    fireworks

    Disposal (Tips):

    - Never put fireworks, even those which are fully spent, on the bonfire.

    - Never dispose of them by burying.

    - Put fully spent fireworks (but not misfired or partly spent fireworks) in your kerbside rubbish bin.

    - Soak misfired or partly spent fireworks in a container of water in an area where they cannot be tampered with (preferably away from the display site) and contact the manufacturer or supplier for advice on disposal.

    Other recycling options: Non - Recyclable Help

  • Fish

    Cooked Food

    Reduce/Reuse: For food waste reduction tips and ideas for meals made from leftovers see the Love Food, Hate Waste website.

    Recycle: Only Waveney and Suffolk Coastal residents can put cooked food, raw meat and fish (including bones) in their kerbside composting bin.

    Home Compost: No cooked or processed food can be put in a standard home compost bin. Only specialist composting systems such as the HotBin or Bokashi kitchen digester can deal with all cooked food waste. To see these and a whole range of other composting systems at subsidised prices click here.

    Where to recycle: Kerbside Compost bin - Suffolk Coastal Waveney Help

  • Fish Tanks

    Fish Tank Recycle: Glass panes, sheet glass and fish tanks can be recycled in flat glass container at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC). They cannot be recycled in glass banks. Electric components e.g. filters will need to be recycled in the small electricals container at any Suffolk HWRC.

     

    Plastic fish tanks can be recycled in the rigid plastic container at HWRCs. They cannot be put in your kerbside recycling bin.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Fishing Lines

    Nylon wire

    Disposal: Unfortunately this item is made from a plastic that cannot currently be recycled and so needs to be disposed of in your kerbside rubbish bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the non-recyclable container.

    Other recycling options: Non - Recyclable Help

  • Flashlights

    Torch

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Flat Glass

    Flat Glass

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Flooring

    Flooring

    Reuse: Consider re-using the flooring in sheds or cupboards. Carpets can also be used as under pond liners, or in the garden as a mulch mat (if it is hessian backed).

    Home Compost: Small amounts of carpet can also be placed on top of compost heaps to keep in the heat making the organic material break down more quickly.

    Disposal: If the flooring is no good for re-use please dispose of it at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre. Wood flooring can be recycled in the wood container while carpet, vinyl or underlay will need to be disposed of in the non-recyclable container on site. 

    Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Floppy Discs

    floppydisks Reuse: You could offer them up through an online reuse network or make use of them in your own home as drinks mats!
    Recycle: Floppy discs cannot go in your kerbside recycling bin but can be recycled at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the rigid plastic container.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Flowers

    flowers

    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.

    To see a video showing the garden waste recycling process click here

    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.)

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Compost bin - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Home Composting Help

  • Fluorescent Tubes

    lightbulbs

    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

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Food Bags

    plastic bags Recycle: These can be recycled at any Household Waste Recycling Centre in Suffolk. 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.)

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Food Mixer

    Food Mixer

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Fridges and Freezers

    Large Domestic Appliances

    Reuse: Some charities will accept fridge and freezers for reuse. To find your nearest charity click here.

    Recycle: Fridge and freezers can be recycled at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre in the fridge and freezer section. Alternatively your local borough/ district council offers a charged bulky waste collection service. (Please make sure they have been cleared of any contents e.g. food)

    To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Fruit and Vegetable Peelings

    Fruit Vegetables

    Recycle: You can put raw/ spoilt fruit and vegetables as well as peelings in your kerbside compost bin unless you live in Babergh or Mid Suffolk. 

    Home Compost: Raw/ spoilt fruit and vegetable and peelings can be composted in your home compost bin.

    Where to recycle: Kerbside Compost bin - Forest Heath Ipswich St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Home Composting Help

  • Fruit Punnets

    Fruit Punnet

    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. If you are interested in seeing how plastic bottles are recycled click here


    Check out our spiffing 'Plastics - Know Your Place' video and webpage, for tips and advice for recycling all types of plastic. 

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Help

  • Furniture

    Furniture

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Games Consoles

    Games Consoles2

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Garden Furniture

    Garden Furniture

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Garden Shed (Wood)

    Wood

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Garden Waste

    Garden Waste

    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.

    To see a video showing the garden waste recycling process click here

    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.)

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Compost bin - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Home Composting Help

  • Gas Bottles and Cylinders

    gas 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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Glass Bottles and Jars

    Bottles 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 - you can put any metal caps and lids in the glass bank but no corks please.
    * 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).

    To find your nearest bottle bank go to the RecycleNow Bank Locator

    To see a video showing the glass recycling process click here


    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Bring banks Help

  • Glass Panes

    Flat Glass

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Glasses

    Glasses

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Gloves

    Gloves Scraf

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Reuse Bring banks Help

  • Grass Cuttings

    Garden Waste

    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.

    To see a video showing the garden waste recycling process click here

    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.)

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Compost bin - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Home Composting Help

  • Gypsum

    plasterboard

    Recycle: Two manageable bags per day can be deposited at the following Household Waste Recycling Centres only: Bury St Edmunds, Foxhall, Lowestoft & Stowmarket. For larger amounts you can use the HWRC trade waste service at these sites for a fee, to find out more click here


    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Foxhall Lowestoft Stowmarket Help

  • Hair

    hair

    Home Compost: Hair (including human and from pets/animals) is a natural fibre and can be home composted. Try not to introduce it in clumps as the fibres will break down quicker if they are spread out.

    Other recycling options: Home Composting Help

  • Hair Straighteners

    hair straightener

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Hairdryers

    Hairdryer

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Hard Plastics

    hard plastics

    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.


    Check out our spiffing 'Plastics - Know Your Place'
    video and webpage, for tips and advice for recycling all types of plastic. 

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Hardcore

    Hardcore rubble

    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).

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Hazardous Chemicals

    Hazardous Waste

    Disposal:  Hazardous waste such as syringes, poisons, corrosive/flammable liquids, household and garden chemicals (incl. bleach) cannot be placed in your kerbside rubbish bin and are not accepted at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs). 

     

    For advice on hazardous waste or to organise a hazardous waste collection for a charge contact your local Borough/ District council. To find out further information on hazardous waste dispsoal click here

    Help

  • Headphones

    Headphones

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Hearing Aids

    Hearing Aids Reuse/ Recycle: Recycle your old hearing aids using the Hearing Care Centre’s hearing aid recycling scheme which allows Lions International to provide hearing aids to thousands of hard-of-hearing individuals. For more information on the scheme and the location of collection points click here.

     

    Recycle: Hearing aids can also be recycled by taking them to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre and placing them in the small electrical items container.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Heating Oil

    heatingoil

    Recycle: Empty metal oil tanks can be taken to a local scrap metal company.

    Disposal: If there is any heating oil left in the tank you will need to dispose of the oil first. You can do this through your local borough/ district council's charged hazardous waste collection service. You cannot dispose of heating oil at Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centres.

    Help

  • Hedge Trimmings

    Garden Waste

    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.

    To see a video showing the garden waste recycling process click here

    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.)

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Compost bin - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Home Composting Help

  • Helium Gas Bottles and Cylinders

    Helium Gas Bottles Recycle: Helium gas bottles and cylinders can be taken to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre as long as they have been de pressurised as per the manufacturer's instructions first.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Hoovers

    Hoover

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Hose Pipes

    Hosepipe

    Disposal: Unfortunately this item is made from a plastic that cannot currently be recycled and so needs to be disposed of in your kerbside rubbish bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the non-recyclable container.

    Other recycling options: Non - Recyclable Help

  • Ice Cream

    Ice Cream

    Reduce/Reuse: For food waste reduction tips and ideas for meals made from leftovers see the Love Food, Hate Waste website.

    Recycle: You can only put dairy food products in Suffolk Coastal and Waveney kerbside compost bins.

    Home Compost: No dairy food products can be put in a standard home compost bin. Only specialist composting systems such as the HotBin or Bokashi kitchen digester can deal with all food waste. To see these and a whole range of other composting systems at subsidised prices click here.

    Where to recycle: Kerbside Compost bin - Suffolk Coastal Waveney Help

  • Inflatable Plastic Items

    Inflatables

    Disposal: Unfortunately this item is made from a plastic that cannot currently be recycled and so needs to be disposed of in your kerbside rubbish bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the non-recyclable container.

    Other recycling options: Non - Recyclable Help

  • Inhalers

    Inhaler

    Recycle: Many pharmacies collect old inhalers for recycling with the 'Complete the Cycle' Scheme. To find out more and the locations which they can be taken to click here.

    Help

  • Ink Cartridges

    Ink Cartridges

    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 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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Intercoms

    Intercom

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Irons

    Iron

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Japanese Knotweed

    Japanese Knotweed

    Disposal: Invasive plants such as Japanese Knotweed need to be eradicated correctly. For more information and to arrange disposal contact your local borough/ district council.

     

    For further details on how to identify and deal with Japanese Knotweed see the Environment Agency website.

    Help

  • Jigsaw Puzzles

    Board Games Puzzles

    Reduce: Wherever possible repair damaged games or puzzles.

    Reuse: Offer items in good condition to charity shops or through an online reuse network, or sell through a car boot sale, jumble sale, or online market place. Offer unwanted items to friends, neighbours or relatives, or "re-gift" unwanted gifts next Christmas.

    Recycle: Take to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre and place it in the container appropriate to the material the toy is made of (e.g. box cover in cardboard container).

    Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Jumpers

    Textiles

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Reuse Bring banks Help

  • Junk Mail

    Paper

    Reduce:

    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: optout@royalmail.com

    2) Also consider only printing 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. To see a video showing the paper recycling process click here.

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Home Composting Reuse Bring banks Help

  • Kettles

    Kettle

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Keyboards (Computer)

    Computer Keyboard

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Keyboards (Instrument)

    Electric Keyboard

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Keys

    Keys

    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.

    Metal pots, pans (including metal lids) and trays can be placed in your kerbside recycling bin - as can empty aerosol cans.

    You may be able to sell some types of metal (e.g. cars) to your local scrap metal dealer.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Kitchen Scraps

    Cooked Food

    Reduce/Reuse: For food waste reduction tips and ideas for meals made from leftovers see the Love Food, Hate Waste website.

    Recycle: Only Waveney and Suffolk Coastal residents can put cooked food, raw meat and fish (including bones) in their kerbside composting bin.

    Home Compost: No cooked or processed food can be put in a standard home compost bin. Only specialist composting systems such as the HotBin or Bokashi kitchen digester can deal with all cooked food waste. To see these and a whole range of other composting systems at subsidised prices click here.

    Where to recycle: Kerbside Compost bin - Suffolk Coastal Waveney Help

  • Kitchen Towels

    Paper Towels

    Recycle: Used paper napkins and kitchen towels can be put in the kerbside composting bin in Suffolk Coastal and Waveney only.

    Home Compost: Used paper napkins and kitchen towels also can be composted in your home compost bin.

    Where to recycle: Kerbside Compost bin - Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Home Composting Help

  • Knives

    Knives

    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.

    Metal pots, pans (including metal lids) and trays can be placed in your kerbside recycling bin - as can empty aerosol cans.

    You may be able to sell some types of metal (e.g. cars) to your local scrap metal dealer.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Laminated Paper

    Laminated Paper

    Disposal: Made of 2 different bonded materials so cannot be recycled. Please place in your kerbside rubbish bin or put in the non-recyclable container at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre.

    Other recycling options: Non - Recyclable Help

  • Lamps

    Lamp

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Laptops

    Laptop

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Large Electrical Appliances

    Large Domestic 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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

     

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Laser Printer Cartridges

    laser ink cartidge

    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 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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Laundry Pegs (Plastic)

    Plastic pegs

    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.


    Check out our spiffing 'Plastics - Know Your Place'
    video and webpage, for tips and advice for recycling all types of plastic. 

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Laundry Pegs (Wood)

    wooden peg Reduce: Wherever possible repair broken pegs.
    Reuse: If in good condition you could offer them to charity shops or through an online reuse network. Sell through a car boot sale, jumble sale, or online market, as well as offering them to friends, neighbours or relatives.
    Recycle: Wood and items made from wood can be taken to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre and placed in the wood bin.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Lawnmower (Electric)

    electric lawnmower

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Lawnmower (Petrol)

    Petrol Lawnmowers

    Reuse: Petrol lawnmowers 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 lawnmowers through a car boot sale, jumble sale, or online market. Offer unwanted items to friends, neighbours or relatives.

    Recycle: Petrol lawnmowers can be recycled in the metal container at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre. Please make sure that the petrol tank is completely empty before recycling.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Leaves

    Garden Waste

    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.

    To see a video showing the garden waste recycling process click here

    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.)

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Compost bin - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Home Composting Help

  • Lego

    Lego

    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.


    Check out our spiffing 'Plastics - Know Your Place'
    video and webpage, for tips and advice for recycling all types of plastic. 

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Lids

    Metal Lids Recycle: Plastic and metal lids or bottle tops can be recycled (but need to be removed from original packaging first) in your kerbside recycling bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the relevant material bin.

     

    'Trigger' spray tops (commonly found on cleaning products) cannot be recycled.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Help

  • Light Bulbs

    lightbulbs

    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

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Lilos

    Lilo

    Reuse: If it is in a good condition offer to charity shops or through an online reuse network. (To find your nearest charity click here). You could sell it through a car boot sale, jumble sale, or online market place. You could also give it to friends, neighbours or relatives.

    Disposal: This item is made from a plastic that cannot currently be recycled and so needs to be disposed of in your kerbside rubbish bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the non-recyclable container.

    Other recycling options: Reuse Non - Recyclable Help

  • Loam

    soil

    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. 

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Home Composting Reuse Help

  • Loft Insulation

    loft insulation

    Reduce: The best thing you can do is top up old insulation rather than remove it, unless it is damaged.

    Disposal: Loft insulation cannot be recycled but can be disposed of at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the non-recyclable container. 

    Other recycling options: Non - Recyclable Help

  • Magazines

    Paper

    Reduce:

    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: optout@royalmail.com

    2) Also consider only printing 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. To see a video showing the paper recycling process click here.

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Home Composting Reuse Bring banks Help

  • Masonry

    Hardcore rubble

    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).

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Mattresses

    Mattresses

    Reuse: If your mattress is in good condition charity shops may be to take them or alternatively advertise them on an online reuse network (e.g. Freegle).

    Disposal: If the mattress is not suitable for reuse it can be taken to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre and placed in the non-recyclable container. Alternatively your local borough/ district council offers a charged bulky waste collection service.

    Other recycling options: Reuse Non - Recyclable Help

  • Meat

    Cooked Food

    Reduce/Reuse: For food waste reduction tips and ideas for meals made from leftovers see the Love Food, Hate Waste website.

    Recycle: Only Waveney and Suffolk Coastal residents can put cooked food, raw meat and fish (including bones) in their kerbside composting bin.

    Home Compost: No cooked or processed food can be put in a standard home compost bin. Only specialist composting systems such as the HotBin or Bokashi kitchen digester can deal with all cooked food waste. To see these and a whole range of other composting systems at subsidised prices click here.

    Where to recycle: Kerbside Compost bin - Suffolk Coastal Waveney Help

  • Meat Trays (Plastic)

    Meat Tray Plastic

    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. If you are interested in seeing how plastic bottles are recycled click here


    Check out our spiffing 'Plastics - Know Your Place' video and webpage, for tips and advice for recycling all types of plastic. 

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Help

  • Medicines, Tablets and Needles

    medicine

    Disposal: Any unused or out of date medicines or drugs should be taken to your local pharmacy or Doctors' surgery for safe disposal. Needles should be disposed of in a sharps box provided by your doctor and they should never be put in your kerbside bin.

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  • Metal Pots Pans and Trays

    MRFMetal Pots Pans Trays A Z

    Recycle: You can recycle your metal pots, pans and trays in your kerbside recycling bin, or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the metal container. Please note that glass pan lids CAN NOT be placed in your kerbside bin. Glass pan lids rimmed with metal can go into the scrap metal container at any Household Waste Recycling Centre in the county.


    Find out more about the Recycle Even More campaign here.   

     

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Help

  • Metals

    Scrap metal

    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.

    Metal pots, pans (including metal lids) and trays can be placed in your kerbside recycling bin - as can empty aerosol cans.

    You may be able to sell some types of metal (e.g. cars) to your local scrap metal dealer.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Microphones

    Microphones

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Microwaves

    Microwave

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

     

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Milk

    Dairy

    Reduce/Reuse: For food waste reduction tips and ideas for meals made from leftovers see the Love Food, Hate Waste website.

    Recycle: You can only put dairy food products in Suffolk Coastal and Waveney kerbside compost bins.

    Home Compost: No dairy food products can be put in a standard home compost bin. Only specialist composting systems such as the HotBin or Bokashi kitchen digester can deal with all food waste. To see these and a whole range of other composting systems at subsidised prices click here.

    Where to recycle: Kerbside Compost bin - Suffolk Coastal Waveney Help

  • Milk Bottles (Plastic)

    milk bottles

    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. If you are interested in seeing how plastic bottles are recycled click here


    Check out our spiffing 'Plastics - Know Your Place' video and webpage, for tips and advice for recycling all types of plastic. 

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Help

  • Mirrors

    Mirror Reuse: Offer mirrors in good condition to charity shops 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. If it is 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 HWRC and place it in the flat glass container. Wherever possible and if safe to do so please remove glass from the frame first. If you can't remove the frame, ask a member of staff on site for advice of where to dispose of it.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Help

  • Mobile Phones

    Mobile Phones

    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. To find other organisations/ charities which could recycle your mobile phone click here. A video showing the recycling process for electrical items can be found here

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Monitors

    Computer

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Mouse

    mouse

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • MP3 Players

    MP3 Player2

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Mugs (Crockery)

    mug Reuse: Offer items in good condition 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.
    Recycle: If they are chipped, broken, or otherwise beyond reuse, please take them to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre and place in the bin for hardcore and rubble.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Musical Instruments

    Musical Instruments

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Nappies

    Nappy

    Reduce: To reduce the impact of disposable nappies, find out about reusable nappies.

    Disposal: Disposable nappies cannot currently be recycled, so please dispose of them in your kerbside rubbish bin.

    Other recycling options: Non - Recyclable Help

  • Newspapers

    Paper

    Reduce:

    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: optout@royalmail.com

    2) Also consider only printing 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. To see a video showing the paper recycling process click here.

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Home Composting Reuse Bring banks Help

  • Nintendo

    Games Consoles2

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Non-Recyclable Plastics

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    Disposal: Unfortunately this item is made from a plastic that cannot currently be recycled and so needs to be disposed of in your kerbside rubbish bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the non-recyclable container.

    Other recycling options: Non - Recyclable Help

  • Nylon Lines (and Ropes)

    Nylon Rope

    Disposal: Unfortunately this item is made from a plastic that cannot currently be recycled and so needs to be disposed of in your kerbside rubbish bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the non-recyclable container.

    Other recycling options: Non - Recyclable Help

  • Oil Tanks

    Oil Tank

    Recycle: Empty metal oil tanks can be taken to a local scrap metal company.

    Disposal: If there is any heating oil left in the tank you will need to dispose of the oil first. You can do this through your local borough/ district council's charged hazardous waste collection service. You cannot dispose of heating oil at Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centres.

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  • Ottomans

    Ottoman

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Ovens

    Large Domestic 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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

     

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Paddling Pool

    paddling pool

    Reuse: If it is in a good condition offer to charity shops or through an online reuse network. (To find your nearest charity click here). You could sell it through a car boot sale, jumble sale, or online market place. You could also give it to friends, neighbours or relatives.

    Disposal: This item is made from a plastic that cannot currently be recycled and so needs to be disposed of in your kerbside rubbish bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the non-recyclable container.

    Other recycling options: Reuse Non - Recyclable Help

  • Pagers

    pager

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Paint

    paint tins

    Reduce: Only buy the amount you require for the job (the guidelines on the tin will help you assess this), and use it all up, to avoid left-over paint.

    Reuse: Keep any left-over paint for future use e.g. recoating, patching. Offer any left-over paint to friends, neighbours, relatives if you have no use for it and are unable to store it for future use.

    Disposal: Small amounts (i.e. less than 1/4 tin-full) of emulsion or acrylic paint can, once dry and solid, be double-bagged and disposed via the kerbside rubbish bin or the non-recyclable container at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre. To aid the drying process; the lid should be left off, and sand, dirt or sawdust can be added but please ensure the paint has completely solidified before placing in the bin or taking to the Recycling Centre (you may need to leave it for a couple of weeks before disposal).

    Solvent-based paints cannot be treated in this way and can only be disposed of through the hazardous waste collection service.

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  • Paper

    Paper

    Reduce:

    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: optout@royalmail.com

    2) Also consider only printing 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. To see a video showing the paper recycling process click here.

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Kerbside Recycling - Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Home Composting Reuse Bring banks Help

  • Paper Napkins

    Napkins

    Recycle: Used paper napkins and kitchen towels can be put in the kerbside composting bin in Suffolk Coastal and Waveney only.

    Home Compost: Used paper napkins and kitchen towels also can be composted in your home compost bin.

    Where to recycle: Kerbside Compost bin - Suffolk Coastal Waveney Other recycling options: Home Composting Help

  • Pasta

    Pasta

    Reduce/Reuse: For food waste reduction tips and ideas for meals made from leftovers see the Love Food, Hate Waste website.

    Recycle: You can only put processed food such as bread and cooked rice or pasta in Waveney and Suffolk Coastal kerbside compost bins.

    Home Compost: No cooked or processed food can be put in a standard home compost bin. Only specialist composting systems such as the HotBin or Bokashi kitchen digester can deal with all food waste. To see these and a whole range of other composting systems at subsidised prices click here.

    Where to recycle: Kerbside Compost bin - Suffolk Coastal Waveney Help

  • Pastries

    Pasteries

    Reduce/Reuse: For food waste reduction tips and ideas for meals made from leftovers see the Love Food, Hate Waste website.

    Recycle: You can only put processed food such as bread and cooked rice or pasta in Waveney and Suffolk Coastal kerbside compost bins.

    Home Compost: No cooked or processed food can be put in a standard home compost bin. Only specialist composting systems such as the HotBin or Bokashi kitchen digester can deal with all food waste. To see these and a whole range of other composting systems at subsidised prices click here.

    Where to recycle: Kerbside Compost bin - Suffolk Coastal Waveney Help

  • Pedometers

    Pedometer

    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. To see a video showing the recycling process for electrical items click here

    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.

    Where to recycle: Household Waste Recycling Centres - Bury Felixstowe Foxhall Hadleigh Haverhill Ipswich Leiston Lowestoft Mildenhall Stowmarket Sudbury Other recycling options: Reuse Help

  • Pesticides

    Hazardous Waste

    Disposal:  Hazardous waste such as syringes, poisons, corrosive/flammable liquids, household and garden chemicals (incl. bleach) cannot be placed in your kerbside rubbish bin and are not accepted at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs). 

     

    For advice on hazardous waste or to organise a hazardous waste collection for a charge contact your local Borough/ District council. To find out further information on hazardous waste dispsoal click here

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  • Pet Food Bags

    Non recycable plastic picture

    Disposal: Unfortunately this item is made from a plastic that cannot currently be recycled and so needs to be disposed of in your kerbside rubbish bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the non-recyclable container.

    Other recycling options: Non - Recyclable Help

  • Pet Food Pouches

    Pet food pouches

    Disposal: Unfortunately this item is made from a plastic that cannot currently be recycled and so needs to be disposed of in your kerbside rubbish bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the non-recyclable container.

    Other recycling options: Non - Recyclable Help

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