Be winter ready

Steps you can take to ‘Be winter ready’

Warnings and alerts

Christmas and New Year

Bin collections

Christmas and New Year 2017 bin collection leafletBin collections due on Christmas Day (Monday 25 December) will take place two days earlier on Saturday 23 December. Other collections scheduled for the weeks commencing Monday 25 December and Monday 1 January will be one day late.

Normal service will resume on 8 January 2018.

Use Find my nearest to check your collection days.

Office opening times

Food safety and leftovers

Recycle your Christmas tree

Christmas tree recycling

  • If you subscribe to the Garden Waste Collection Service you can cut your real tree up in sections and place it in your brown bin (provided the branches are 6cm diameter or less)
  • contact St Nicholas Hospice, who are running their real Christmas tree recycling service again this year, or
  • take it to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre and dispose of it in the garden waste container. Artificial Christmas trees are also accepted but disposed of in the metal or hard plastic bin depending on the main materials it is constructed from - ask site staff if you are unsure which bin it should go in.

New year resolutions - want to get fit or try something new?

Take up a new sport at one of our Leisure centres

Exercise more - from walking the dog, spotting the wildlife in one of our parks or open spaces to taking part in the ParcRun on Saturday mornings at Nowton park! We will also be having some outdoor survival sessions at Nowton Park at the beginning of the year that you can book on through What's On West Suffolk

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park will be offering archery from April onwards.

Try Yoga, postnatal Yoga or Tai Chi, or join in the dancing on Strictly Saturdays at The Apex. There are also harmonica lessons once a month if people want to learn something new, along with the occasional sketch lounge for people wanting to draw.

Become a volunteer at Moyse's Hall Museum or volunteer at West Stow Anglo-Saxon village or join one of our parks Friends groups.

Sign up to What's On West Suffolk email list to be sent details of what's coming up.