Bring Banks


You can recycle glass, batteries, textiles/ clothes and small electricals in banks around Suffolk. Find your nearest bring bank.

In the first instance it is best to reduce/ reuse your clothes if you can, see our Reduce your Textiles waste page.

If this is not possible, why not donate them to your a local charity shop or take them to your nearest clothes recycling bank.

Textiles can not be put in your kerbside recycling bin at home. 

You can recycle glass at one of the many glass banks around Suffolk or at any of the 11 Recycling CentresThere are over 1000 bring banks for glass, batteries, paper, textiles and other materials across Suffolk. Find your nearest recycling point.

Visit our glass recycling page here for further information

Household batteries

You can recycle household batteries at any Suffolk Recycling Centre or place them in battery containers which are often found in supermarkets. Find your nearest recycling point.

Car batteries

You can recycle car batteries at any Suffolk Recycling Centre in the car battery container.

(For advice on other car parts & oil, see entries for "car parts""car seats" and "engine oil".)  

Disposal

Please do not place batteries in your recycling bin or general rubbish bin at home. 

They contain small quantities of hazardous material as well as precious metals and should be properly recycled

In the first instance it is best to reduce/ reuse your electricals if you can, see our Reduce your Electricals waste page.

You could also offer working items to charity shops or donate small electricals in working condition at any Suffolk Recycling Centre (by placing them in the re-use containers at site) where they are tested and sold either at The Benjamin Foundation Re-use Shop or by local charities Gatehouse and Ipswich Furniture Project. 

Recycle

If electrical items are beyond repair you can: 

  • take them to any Suffolk Recycling Centre and place in small electricals items container.
  • check whether your retailer has a take back scheme.
  • take items to small electrical recycling banks only if you're in Ipswich or Suffolk Coastal. Find your nearest recycling bank.

Electrical items (mains and battery powered) must not be thrown away in your recycling or rubbish bin. They contain small quantities of hazardous material as well as precious metals and should be properly recycled.

Contact the Council

Have you checked our A – Z of Recycling  to find out what to do with most items? It is full of info on reducing, reusing, recycling, composting and disposing of a range of items across Suffolk.

District/borough council – for missed bins, replacement bins and other services:
www.suffolkrecycling.org.uk/contact-us

Suffolk County Council waste – for Recycling Centres, waste disposal and further information.
Waste.management@suffolk.gov.uk