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Additional waste

If your bins are too full or an item is too big to fit in, you may want to consider the following options:


Any cardboard which can’t fit into your recycling bin needs to be flattened and placed by the bin on your recycling collection day.

If necessary, remove any packaging materials and polystyrene from the cardboard.

We are not able to collect soaked cardboard.

Authorised sacks

We provide an authorised sack scheme for additional refuse, recycling and garden waste.

This is a paid service and restrictions apply.

Find out more about our authorised sack stockists

Recycling centres

Household waste can be taken to one of the Suffolk Recycling Centres.

There are also community-run recycling centres within the district:

Recycling bring banks

There are more than 1,000 recycling banks in Suffolk for a wide range of materials, including glass, textiles, paper, cans, tins, cartons and books.

Find your nearest recycling bring bank

Bulky items

We can collect and dispose of larger household items for you, including sofas, furniture and TVs.

Find out more about our bulky item collections

Medical waste

Needles and clinical waste must not be put in refuse or recycling bins.

Find out more about our medical and clinical waste collections

Specific items

If you have a specific item to dispose of, and are unsure what to do with it, look at Suffolk Recycles' A to Z of recycling

Reducing your waste

You should try to reuse or recycle as much as you can.

Find out more about reducing and reusing waste

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.

Larger/additional recycling bins are provided free of charge. Larger/additional waste (refuse) bins cost £36.00.

Apply for a larger or additional bin