Charity and schools waste

Find out how charities and schools can recycle and dispose of waste. See if you're eligible for free disposal at the waste transfer stations and recycling

Centres.

Recycling Centres

Charities and some community groups like schools can bring recyclable waste to us for free. (This often excludes waste from a charity operation, e.g. office chairs or officer printer.)

The types of recyclable items that recycling Centres accept are:

  • cardboard
  • metals
  • wood
  • paper
  • plastics
  • green waste
  • textiles
  • light bulbs
  • electronic equipment (restrictions on this type of waste)

There are restrictions on electronic items, so you are only allowed to bring household quantities of electrical waste to the recycling centres for free.

You can bring bigger quantities of electrical waste however standard recycling centre charges would apply.

 

Transfer Stations

Some charities can bring non-recyclable waste to a transfer station for free. We can offer one monthly. (This often excludes waste from a charity operation, e.g. office chairs or officer printer.)

Lowestoft Household Waste Recycling Centre

Find out if you’re eligible to tip

 

Click on your type of charity, community group or school, to see if you are able to tip waste at a transfer station or recycling centre.


Transfer Station 

Allowed to take residual waste (non-recyclable waste) that originated as donations for shop resale. Only allowed one tip a month

See conditions of tipping at Transfer Station to check what you need to do before you book your free tip below.

Please book via request free tip form at the bottom of this webpage.

 

Recycling Centre

Allowed to take recyclable waste that originated as donations for shop resale. Please contact Waste.Management@suffolk.gov.uk if you have large quantities so we can check site capacity.

See Conditions for tipping at Recycling Centres (RC) below to check what you need to do before you can visit the site.

Transfer Station 

Allowed to take residual waste (non-recyclable waste). Only allowed one tip a month

See conditions of tipping at Transfer Station to check what you need to do before you book your free tip below.

Please book via request free tip form at the bottom of this webpage

 

Recycling Centre

Allowed to take recyclable waste. Please contact Waste.Management@suffolk.gov.uk if you have large quantities so we can check site capacity

See Conditions for tipping at Recycling Centres (RC) below to check what you need to do before you can visit the site.

Transfer Station 

Allowed to take residual waste (non-recyclable waste). Only allowed one tip a month

See conditions of tipping at Transfer Station to check what you need to do before you book your free tip below.

Please book via request free tip form at the bottom of this webpage

 

Recycling Centre

Allowed to take recyclable waste. Please contact Waste.Management@suffolk.gov.uk if you have large quantities so we can check site capacity

See Conditions for tipping at Recycling Centres (RC) below to check what you need to do before you can visit the site.

Transfer Station 

Allowed to take residual waste (non-recyclable waste). Only allowed one tip a month

See conditions of tipping at Transfer Station to check what you need to do before you book your free tip below.

Please book via request free tip form at the bottom of this webpage

 

Recycling Centre

Allowed to take recyclable waste. Please contact Waste.Management@suffolk.gov.uk if you have large quantities so we can check site capacity

See Conditions for tipping at Recycling Centres (RC) below to check what you need to do before you can visit the site.

Transfer Station 

Not allowed to tip at a transfer station 

Recycling Centre

Allowed to take recyclable waste. Please contact Waste.Management@suffolk.gov.uk if you have large quantities so we can check site capacity

See Conditions for tipping at Recycling Centres (RC) below to check what you need to do before you can visit the site.

Transfer Station 

Not allowed to tip at a transfer station 

Recycling Centre

Not allowed to tip at the recycling centre for free, could use trade waste service at the site (would be charged and require waste carriers license)

Transfer Station 

Not allowed to tip at a transfer station monthly.

Possibly can offer a one off tip please contact Waste.Management@suffolk.gov.uk to arrange this. 

See conditions of tipping at Transfer Station to check what you need to do before you can tip below.

Recycling Centre

Possibly can offer a one off tip please contact Waste.Management@suffolk.gov.uk to arrange this. 

See Conditions for tipping at Recycling Centres (RC) below to check what you will need to do before you can visit.

Transfer Station 

Not allowed to tip at a transfer station 

Recycling Centre

Not allowed to tip at the recycling centre for free, could use trade waste service at the site (would be charged and require waste carriers license)

Transfer Station 

Not allowed to tip at a transfer station monthly.

Possibly can offer a one off tip please contact Waste.Management@suffolk.gov.uk to arrange this. 

See conditions of tipping at Transfer Station to check what you need to do before you can tip below.

Recycling Centre

Possibly can offer a one off tip please contact Waste.Management@suffolk.gov.uk to arrange this. 

See Conditions for tipping at Recycling Centres (RC) below to check what you will need to do before you can visit.

Transfer Station 

Not allowed to tip at a transfer station 

Recycling Centre

Not allowed to tip at the recycling centre for free, could use trade waste service at the site (would be charged and require waste carriers license)

Transfer Station 

Not allowed to tip at a transfer station 

Recycling Centre

Allowed to take recyclable waste. Please contact Waste.Management@suffolk.gov.uk if you have large quantities so we can check site capacity

See Conditions for tipping at Recycling Centres (RC) below to check what you need to do before you can visit the site.

Schools might be able to get there waste collected by WCAs 

Conditions to tip

Site staff may reject your waste at the transfer station and recycling centre and refuse your disposal if you do not follow the conditions to tip.

Before you tip you must register as a waste carrier with the Environment Agency before you transport your waste. 

 

For each tip at the transfer station we need you to give us 48 hours notice to process and arrange this with the site. If this is your first time it may take longer to process to check your charitable status and waste carriers license.

If you are going to a waste transfer station, Suffolk County Council will tell you the location of these when you contact them.

 

Conditions for tipping at transfer station:

  • You should have a valid waste carriers license.
  • Waste should come from a household originally and not from charity operations.
  • Each charity is allowed one tip per month.
  • You must pre-notify SCC for every visit.
  • Bring residual (non-recycable) waste only.
  • You should take evidence of waste source. For example, headed note paper or ID badge to show charitable status, or charity reference number letter.
  • Staff need to wear correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times while at the site. 

Conditions for tipping at Recycling Centres (RC):

  • You should have a valid waste carriers license.
  • Waste should come from a household originally and not from charity operations (not applicable for school's recyclable waste)
  • If you are taking large quantities, please contact waste.management@suffolk.gov.uk to check capacity at the site first.
  • Some of the waste is classed as hazardous waste. To take hazardous waste you will need to complete a consignment note.
  • Bring recyclable waste only. No residual (non-recyclable) waste disposal available.
  • You must pre-sort waste into each recyclable category before arrival at site.
  • You should take evidence of waste source. For example, headed note paper or ID badge to show charitable status, or charity reference number letter.
  • You should report to RC staff upon arrival.

*Advice only - avoid visiting on Thursday mornings, weekends and bank holidays where possible

 

Request free tip