Waste & COVID-19

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Find out all the up to date information about waste service changes due to the Coronavirus in Suffolk

Waste collection

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How to recycle and dispose of waste in your kerbside bins and have hazardous, bulky and trade waste collected.

Recycling centres

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Currently Suffolk's Recycling Centres are remaining open after 5th November. Please remember to book a slot before going.

Green Christmas

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Top tips to help you reduce your waste over the festive peroid (incl. bin & Christmas tree collections)

Home composting

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Learn how to compost waste at home.


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Report and prevent fly-tipping.

Learning zone

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Find classroom resources for children and teachers or explore where your waste goes (& visit)!

Food waste

Join the collaboration to get Food Savvy

Find out how to reduce your food waste with our Food Savvy challenge.

Reduce your waste

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Great practical tips on how to reduce the amount you waste.

Hazardous waste

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Unsure how to safely get rid of hazardous items (including paint)? Find out here.

Trade waste

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Learn how to set up a trade waste collection or what you need to take waste to Suffolk Recycling Centres.

Councils Shine a Light on Food Waste in Suffolk & Norfolk

A huge light installation came to Norwich this week to draw attention to the environmental impact of milk and other foods that are regularly wasted in our homes. It comes as new research amongst 2,004 Suffolk and Norfolk residents reveals only 1 in 6 people are aware that food waste has more of an impact on climate change than single-use plastic.

Recycling Centres to remain open

Suffolk recycling centres remain open by appointment only as we enter into the new lockdown restrictions on Thursday 5 Nov


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