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Christmas collections

Get up to speed on what to do with your waste and how to recycle more over Christmas.

Christmas calendars

Over Christmas our collections change a little - check the calendars below to find out when we will emptying your bins.

Babergh Christmas calendar 2019/20
Mid Suffolk Christmas calendar 2019/20

Suffolk Recycling Christmas wrap up

Suffolk Recycling have produced a Christmas wrap up - a one stop guide of how to recycle everything Christmas - including what to do with fairy lights, wrapping paper, food and more

Download the quick guide

Real Christmas tree recycling

We will recycle your real Christmas tree for free!

If you have a garden waste bin all you need to do is leave your real Christmas tree (without decorations) beside your garden waste bin for collection throughout January.

If you don't - not a problem - you can recycle your tree at any of our collection points listed below.

Large trees (more than 7 ft tall, 3 inch trunk) can only be collected via a collection point or at any of Suffolk's household recycling centres - Find your nearest recycling centre

Mid Suffolk Christmas tree collection points

Parish Collection point Collection day Collection date
Bacton Village hall car park Tuesday  7 January
Barking Grass area rear of village hall Thursday  16 January
Buxhall Sports field car park opposite village hall Thursday  9 January
Claydon/Barham Near scout hut Thursday  16 January
Coddenham Recreation ground and Village Hall Thursday  16 January
Combs Beside the village sign Thursday  9 January
Cotton Village hall car park Tuesday  7 January
Crowfield Village hall car park Wednesday 15 January
Debenham Leisure Centre car park near recycling banks Tuesday  14 January
Elmswell Blackbourne car park Wednesday 8 January
Eye Playing field car park Tuesday 

14 January

Fressingfield Sancroft Hall  Monday

13 January

Great Finborough Next to noticeboard Thursday  9 January
Gislingham Village hall car park Monday 6 January
Haughley The Green Friday 10 January
Hoxne Village hall car park Monday 13 January
Mendlesham Community centre Monday 6 January
Needham Market Crowley Road Bowls Club car park Wednesday 15 January
Needham Market Hurstlea Road car park Wednesday 15 January
Old Newton Village hall car park Friday 10 January
Palgrave Village hall car park Monday 6 January
Rattlesden Playing field car park Thursday  9 January
Stowmarket Chilton Fields car park Friday 17 January
Stowmarket Recreation ground  Friday 17 January
Stowupland Village hall car park Friday 17 January
Thorndon The Black Horse car park Tuesday  14 January
Walsham Le Willows Four Ashes Farm opposite nursery (see map) Tuesday  7 January
Wickham Skeith Village hall car park Monday 6 January
Worlingworth Village hall car park Monday 13 January


Babergh Christmas tree collection points 

Parish Collection point Collection day Collection date
Alpheton Village Hall (car park by the bins) Monday  13 January
Boxford  Boxford Spinney (entrance) Friday 17 January
Burstall At the Village Sign (near the church) Friday 10 January
Capel St Mary  By Pass Nurseries (near the bottle bank) Wednesday 8 January
Chattisham & Hintlesham Community Hall Hintlesham Friday 10 January
Chelmondiston  Collimer Close Car Park Monday  6 January
Cockfield Cockfield Hall Farm, Howe Lane (next to the barn) Thursday 16 January
Elmsett Elmsett Village Hall Friday 17 January
Glemsford Park next to Glemsford Village Hall Monday  13 January
Great Cornard Stevenson Centre, Stevenson App. (off Broom Street) Wednesday 15 January
Hadleigh  Stonehouse Road car park Thursday 9 January
Hadleigh  Townhall - Market Place Thursday 9 January
Harkstead Millenium Green, Opposite the Village Hall Monday  6 January
Lawshall The Glebe bottle bank  Monday  13 January
Leavenheath Village Hall   Friday 10 January
Long Melford Old School Car Park (Melford Community Association) Monday  13 January
Monks Eleigh Church Hill site Friday 17 January
Newton Church Road bring site Friday 17 January
Shimpling Adjacent to Bush Inn by bottle bank Monday  13 January
Sproughton  Village Green (Corner of Lower Street, High Street and Bramford Road) Thursday 9 January
Stratford St Mary  Car Park at Village Hall Wednesday 8 January
Stutton Community Hall Monday  6 January
Sudbury  Kingfisher Leisure Centre car park (Next to bottle banks) Tuesday 14 January
Whatfield Primary School Friday 17 January

More waste or recycling than usual?

First and foremost, Christmas is a great time to be thinking about reducing your waste.

Extra glass? Find your nearest bottle bank.

Unsure about what other waste you can recycling or where - find out in the A-Z of recycling.

Hazardous waste? Head to a recycling centre or check our hazardous waste collection service.

Still no space in the bin? In Mid Suffolk residents can purchase additional sacks, or why not check our bulky collection service