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Additional waste

Additional waste that you can't fit in your bin?

At Babergh and Mid Suffolk, we're all about waste reduction and recycling and you can read our waste policies here.

We've also included lots of top tips about what you can do to reduce your waste or alternative ways to recycle below.


Reducing your waste

Most importantly, look at how you might be able to reduce your waste first, and where you can't, look to reuse and recycle wherever possible.

Read the top tips on how to reduce your waste

The link includes cloth nappies, composting, charity shops and more!


Bin too full?

If occasionally, your bins are too full for more recycling or an item is too big to fit in your bin you may wish to consider the following options.


Recycling centres

Following careful consideration and Government guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19), Suffolk County Council have taken the difficult decision to close all Suffolk Recycling Centres until further notice. These closures are essential to protect site staff and the public and the limit the spread of the virus.
Please find more information using the button below.

Waste & Suffolk Recycling Centre Information

Head to one of the recycling centres across Suffolk run by Suffolk County Council.

Find accepted items, opening hours and contacts details

There are also some community run recycling centres within the district including The Peninsula Community Recycling Centre and Brome Community Recycling Centre.


Sack scheme

Additional recycling in any clear sack, as well as dry flattened cardboard can be collected when left beside your recycling bin on your collection day.

In Mid Suffolk only, we also provide an authorised sack scheme for additional general waste (orange sacks) and garden waste (green sacks), which can be placed beside your general waste bin on collection day.

Authorised sacks can be purchased from our authorised sack stockists

  • Clear recycling sack (10p RRP)
  • Orange refuse sack (67p RRP)
  • Green garden waste (£1.05 RRP)


Larger or additional bins

If you're struggling to reduce your waste and regularly have full bins, you may be eligible for a larger or additional bin.

If this is because of medical waste, please apply for our free medical waste collections instead.

The bins will be clean and serviceable, but we can't guarantee they'll be new.

General waste (refuse) bins cost £35.00

Recycling bins are free

Apply for a larger or extra bin in Mid Suffolk
Apply for a larger or extra bin in Babergh


Bulky items?

Take a look at our bulky collections


Find your nearest bottle bank

Garden waste?

Check out our garden waste bins, composting offers, authorised garden waste sacks or bulk bag scheme