You can recycle glass, batteries, textiles/ clothes and small electricals in banks around Suffolk. To find your nearest bring bank click here.
In the first instance it is best to reduce/ reuse your clothes if you can, see our Reduce your Textiles waste page.
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 Centres. There are over 1000 bring banks for glass, batteries, paper, textiles and other materials across Suffolk.You can find your nearest recycling point here.
You can recycle car batteries at any Suffolk Recycling Centre in the car battery container.
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.
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:
Suffolk County Council waste – for Recycling Centres, waste disposal and further information.