Making Food Waste History

Food waste accounts for around a third of our rubbish bins costing Suffolk taxpayers £4 million a year in waste disposal costs. Our new food waste campaign has lots of handy reminders to help you make food waste 'history'.

Travel through time in our new quirky video to find out more - your family could save up to £700 a year! Can you afford not to take a look?

 If you can't see the video above click here


Follow these four steps to reduce your food bills...

  • Check storage instructions
  • Keep food airtight
  • Fruit & veg lasts up to 2 weeks longer in the fridge
  • Freeze bread and use as needed
  • Veg peelings, leftover fruit and teabags can all be composted at home
  • There are even ways to compost your cooked food (see below)

To download a copy of the 'Making Food Waste History' leaflet click here


How can I recycle my food waste?


OPTION 1: Got a garden?

Why not compost at home? It's easy to get started and there are a range of composting systems available at subsidised prices for Suffolk residents. There are also wormeries, hot bins and bokashi food digesters that can compost your cooked food waste too! To see our latest offers go to:

For more information about home composting click here.

OPTION 2: Can I put food in my brown bin? (Green bin or brown caddy - Waveney Only)

Your local council may collect food waste - check below to see what happens where you live:

  Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmunds
Suffolk Coastal Waveney
Fruit & veg peelings
Teabags & coffee grounds        

Cooked & uncooked food
(incl. meat, fish, bread & dairy)

Garden Waste
(grass, hedge trimmings etc)