Bins, recycling and street cleaning

Easter 2020 - Information on the change of dates for the waste collections during Easter 2020 can be found on the Easter bin collections leaflet, which will also be left under the lid of the residual waste bins over the next two weeks.

Coronavirus iconPlease see our advice on handling waste if you are displaying coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms. Please wash your bin handles and lids with mild disinfectant before you put out for collection. 


Dog bins and litter bins: with more people at home and going for walks if you can take your litter and dog poo home and put it in your black bin to help not to put pressure on street cleaning crews.


Garden waste service: subscriptions have been suspended. We will ensure that customers who have paid for the current year of garden waste collections will not lose out.  Any period of time lost from this year's service will be added to next year's subscription.

In West Suffolk, we recycled 40.01% in 2018/19. Recycling for both residents and businesses is easy with our kerbside collections and 174 bring sites. To find out more about what you can recycle as part of our blue bin recycling collections why not take a look at our getting your recycling right leaflet? For more tips on reducing, reusing and recycling, the Suffolk Waste Partnership website Suffolk Recycling is packed with offers, tips and ideas.

In West Suffolk over a third of the waste we collect in black bins is food, and half of it could have been eaten. As part of the Suffolk Waste Partnership we are supporting the food savvy campaign to help reduce food waste.

The vast majority of our residents make sure their waste is disposed of responsibly, but fly tipping is still something we have to deal with. To make sure your waste doesn't end up being disposed of illegally, follow the advice in our tripping up the tippers campaign and on our Fly-tipping page. You could get a fine of up to £5,000 if your waste is found fly tipped.