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Collection days

Refuse and recycling collections

Refuse (household general rubbish) and recycling are collected on an alternate week schedule.

This means that your refuse will be collected one week and your recycling the next.

After a public holiday, collections will be a day later than usual.

Check what should go in your bins

If a bin contains forbidden items, it will not be emptied.

Please ensure that your bin is out by 6:30am on your collection day.

It is important to label your bins with your property number or name.

We can only empty authorised Babergh or Mid Suffolk District Council bins that we have issued to the property.

Find your refuse and recycling collection day

Find your refuse & recycling collection day

Alternatively you may download our simplified collection calendar:

View the Babergh Collection Calendar

View the Mid Suffolk Collection Calendar

Sometimes, collections can be delayed by factors out of our control. This includes; roadworks, vehicle breakdowns, crew sickness, severe weather or parked cars preventing safe access.

Check for known delays in your area

Garden waste (brown bin) collections

Garden waste is collected on a fortnightly schedule.

The service is paused during the weeks of Christmas and New Year. After a public holiday, collections will be a day later than usual.

If you do not have a brown bin, you may wish to subscribe to our garden waste collection service

Find your garden waste collection day

Step One

Select your district below to find out which day and area a town or village comes under:

View the Babergh District garden waste schedule

View the Mid Suffolk District garden waste schedule

Step Two

Select the correct day and area below to view collection dates:

Garden waste collection dates
Area 1Area 2
Monday Area 1 Monday Area 2
Tuesday Area 1 Tuesday Area 2
Wednesday Area 1 Wednesday Area 2
Thursday Area 1 Thursday Area 2
Friday Area 1 Friday Area 2