What is in your rubbish bin?

Did you know over half of the average rubbish bin in Suffolk could actually have been recycled or reduced?

When recyclable materials are placed in the rubbish bin they are lost as a resource and cannot be recycled. We all have an important role to play in ensuring that recyclable materials are recovered rather than sent for more costly disposal.

In 2016 we carried out a waste composition analysis which showed us the make up of Suffolk's rubbish bins. The bubbles show the results and the items that end up in the rubbish bin that can easily be recycled or reduced (e.g. at home, at bring banks or home composted). Click on the bubbles below to find out more: 

 A small proportion of the remaining waste can be recycled at Suffolk's Household Waste Recycling centres (e.g. wood, electricals and hard plastics)

If you’d like even more detail, follow the link below to the County wide table which was produced following the analysis:

2016 Suffolk Waste Composition Analysis results