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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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For advice on paper napkins and kitchen towel, see "Paper napkins".

For advice on textile and cloth napkins, see "Textiles".


Why not try reusable nappies to help reduce the 2.9 billion disposable nappies that are being disposed of each year in the UK?

There are environmental and health benefits as well as the possibility of saving £800!

Free hire kits and advice are available from Suffolk Cloth Nappies.


Kerbside rubbish binDo not put nappies in your recycling bin. Dispose of them in your rubbish bin (black bin).


Please do not put hypodermic needles or sharps in either your recycling bin or non-recycling household bin.

Instead, contact your local district or borough council for advice about the safe collection and disposal of needles and other clinical waste generated in your home.

Also see "Medicines"


Most items of household waste can be re-used or recycled in Suffolk. See a full list of what you can recycle or use the search bar at the top of the website to look for specific items.


Black bag waste

Kerbside rubbish bin Waste that cannot be reused or recycled can be placed in your kerbside rubbish bin. If you have any issues or questions about your bins please contact your local district or borough council.

Non-recyclable container at a Household Waste Recycling CentreYou can take excess rubbish bin waste to any Suffolk Recycling Centre and place it in the non-recyclable container. 

Electrical and electronic items

Electrical and electronic items should not be thrown away in the rubbish bin. Electrical and electronic items contain hazardous materials and precious metals and should be recycled properly. For re-use and recycling advice on electricals see "Large electrical appliances" or "Small electrical items".

Large non-recyclable items

If a large item cannot be reused or recycled it can be taken to any Suffolk Recycling Centre and placed in the non-recyclable container. If you cannot get the item to a Recycling Centre, your local district or borough council offers a charged bulky waste collection service

There are restrictions on some non-recyclable items at the Recycling Centres, so please check before taking items to a site.