Forest Heath Kerbside Composting

 Waste & Recycling Helpline: (01638) 719000
 Or visit the Forest Heath District Council website                                                                                                                                                                             

Forest Heath District Council offer an optional garden waste collection service for an annual charge. Click on the image on the right to sign up for the scheme. 

Brown composting bins are collected fortnightly. Please note - extra waste left beside the bin will NOT be accepted. Contact Forest Heath District Council directly (using details above) for any queries or issues you may have with your brown bin collections.

Brown Bin - Garden WasteWhat can I recycle in my brown bin?

  • Prunings and twigs
  • Grass
  • Weeds (except Japanese Knotweed and Ragwort)
  • Leaves
  • Dead plants & flowers 
  • Hedge clippings
  • Fruit & vegetables from your garden
  • Sawdust
  • Small branches

What more can I do?

Visit our composting pages to find out how composting your garden waste at home can be easy, good for your pocket and good for the environment.

Click on the picture below for tips to help you reduce, reuse or see other composting options for this item, or visit our A - Z of Recycling for lots more information about recycling in Suffolk.


Garden Waste

Recycle:  You can recycle garden waste in your kerbside compost bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the green container.


Most borough/ district councils will only accept windfall fruit and vegetables (from the garden, not kitchen) in the kerbside compost bin. Ipswich will also accept fruit and vegetables peelings and Suffolk Coastal will accept full food.


Branches going into the kerbside compost bin must be a maximum of 6cm in diameter. If they are any larger please take them to any Suffolk Household Recycling Centre and put them in green container.


Home Compost: All garden waste can be placed in a home composting bin.


Japanese Knotweed and Ragwort require special handling and should not be placed in your kerbside or home composting bin. (See the separate A - Z entries for these weeds to find out more information.)

Also known as:

Dead Plants and Flowers | Garden Waste | Prunings and Twigs | Grass | Leaves | Hedge Clippings | Weeds | Branches | Windfall fruit | Vegetables from Garden

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Recycle: You can recycle sawdust from untreated, unpainted wood in your kerbside compost bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the green container.

Home Compost: Sawdust from untreated wood can also be composted in a home composting bin.

Also known as:


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Related recycling services for Forest Heath