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Find out how to recycle, reduce, re-use and dispose of many items in Suffolk.

Please use the search bar at the top of the page or browse the A to Z to find the item you want to dispose of.

Remember that your item might have more than one name or may be listed under the name of the material it is made of.


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Kerbside composting binYou can recycle garden waste in your kerbside compost bin

Household Waste Recycling Centre or at any Suffolk Recycling Centre in the green container.   

Most district or borough councils will only accept windfall fruit and vegetables (from the garden, not kitchen) in the kerbside compost bin.  Suffolk Coastal (now East Suffolk) will accept full food.   

Branches going into the kerbside compost bin must be a maximum of 6cm in diameter. If they are any larger, please take them to any Suffolk Household Recycling Centre and put them in green container.

Recycle as home compost

 Home compost binYou can place all garden waste in a home composting bin.

The only exception is Japanese knotweed and Ragwort. These plants require special handling and you should not put them in your kerbside or home composting bin.

If you are interested in finding out how to compost food waste, see "Food waste and leftovers".

Disposal and re-use

You should return gas cylinders to the agent or company that you purchased them from for re-use or disposal. Find contact details for most major brands


Household Waste Recycling Centre You can bring any domestic gas bottles to Suffolk Recycling Centres. Please see site staff who will store the bottle safely. 

For smaller gas cylinders used for portable stoves, see "Camping gas bottles".  

Gas bottle


Household Waste Recycling CentreYou can recycle glass panes, sheet glass and fish tanks in the flat glass container at any Suffolk Recycling Centre

You cannot recycle these items in glass bring banks.


You can recycle glass bottles and jars:

Household Waste Recycling Centreat any Suffolk Recycling Centre

Recycling bring bankor at any glass bring bank

Tips for glass recycling:  

  • Make sure that bottles are empty and have been rinsed out - you can put any metal caps and lids in the glass bank but no corks please. 
  • Don't put window glass, light bulbs, reading glasses, cooking dishes or glass crockery items in glass bins and banks, however they can all be recycled in different containers at any Suffolk Recycling Centres. 
  • Pyrex glass items can be re-used or donated if suitable, it can also be recycled at recycling centres only in the flat glass container.