Mid Suffolk Kerbside Composting

 Waste and Recycling helpline: 0300 123 4000
 Or visit: Mid Suffolk District Council Website                                                                                                                                                                        

Brown Bin - Garden WasteBrown composting bins for garden waste are an optional charged for collection service and are collected fortnightly. Contact Mid Suffolk District council directly (using details above) for any queries or issues with brown bin collections or visit their garden waste collection pages here.

What 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
  • 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 pictures below for tips to help you reduce, reuse or see other composting options for these items, 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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