Read about the latest recycling and waste news and updates happening in Suffolk below.

Suffolk Waste Partnership backs campaign about safe battery disposal

SWP is backing a nationwide campaign urging people to safely dispose of old batteries in a bid to avoid starting fires in refuse vehicles and waste processing facilities.

Revolutionary Pop-up Reuse Shop a hit with Suffolk Residents!

Suffolk County Council, FCC Environment and The Benjamin Foundation are working in partnership to find a solution to bring the reuse revolution to the community by hosting Suffolk’s first ever pop-up reuse shop at Darsham Village Fete last weekend.

What Happens to Your Recycling?

A new video shows the journey of your recycling after it is collected from your home

Top tips for your Jubilee celebration

How to plan a Jubilee party and keep your waste to a minimum


Free compost, a hot competition and cheap bins to help green fingered residents

Compost Awareness Week Competition

To celebrate Compost Awareness Week (2022), and promote home composting, we are running a comp to win a Hot bin!

Have an Egg-cellent waste free Easter!

Here is our egg-cellent guide to help you reduce, re-use and recycle your waste during the Easter period

Campaign urges households to recycle glass properly

Residents across Suffolk are being encouraged to get behind a campaign calling for people to recycle glass properly.


A competition to find Norfolk and Suffolk’s most Tasty Toastie launches today, as new research from Food Savvy reveals that bread is the item of food most frequently thrown away by people living in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Councils calling on local businesses to help employees fight food waste

A new report has been published today by Food Savvy, revealing a positive shift in people’s attitudes towards food waste across Norfolk and Suffolk, since the campaign began in 2018.

Suffolk and Norfolk light the way in the fight against food waste

The Street that Saved: Suffolk residents beat food waste

A street in Lowestoft came together to take part on a challenge to tackle food waste.

Planning permission granted for new recycling centre in Haverhill

Plans to build a new recycling centre in Haverhill have been approved.

Pledge for the Planet art project

Can your school make a fabulous display of pledges for the planet using recycled materials?

Don’t let your pumpkin go to waste this Hallowe’en

New Suffolk Recycling Centres online booking system improvements to deliver greater customer experience

Recycle Week

The Suffolk Waste Partnership is proud to Step It Up this Recycle Week in what organisers hope will be the biggest week-long event to date.

Easing of restrictions when visiting Suffolk's Recycling Centres

Suffolk is set to continue on its path of working towards full capacity at recycling centres, as 19 July brings the end to lockdown with restrictions easing

#Scrapflytipping campaign says there is no excuse.

Improvements to Foxhall Recycling

Suffolk County Council is working on a project to expand and improve Foxhall Recycling Centre.

Resource and Waste Strategy Statement

In December 2018, HM Government published their Resource and Waste Strategy (RAWS). The Suffolk Waste Partnership (SWP) welcomed this publication and supports its overarching aims...

Free Home Composting Webinars for Beginners!

Book now for free beginners home compost webinars

Nappies are not recycling!

Feedback sought to improve Recycling Centre booking system

People of Suffolk are being asked to rate their experience of the ‘book a slot’ system that's in place to visit a Recycling Centre.

Lockdown unlocks potential for food waste saving

Relocation of Haverhill Recycling Centre

Suffolk County Council is proposing to expand and improve Haverhill Recycling Centre. Please see our plans and provide your feedback.

Let's make Suffolk the UK's most environmentally friendly county

Together we can get our recycling right

Planning permission approved to redevelop Foxhall Recycling Centre.

Plans to expand and improve Foxhall recycling centre have been approved.

New recycling campaign aims to get Suffolk’s recycling right

A new campaign has been launched in Suffolk to help people get their recycling right.

New vehicle banners encourage Suffolk to be food and freezer savvy

Waste and recycling vehicles in Suffolk are now displaying new artwork to help deliver the food savvy message.

Magical Mandalas

An exciting schools Christmas Recycling Project!

Top Tips for a Greener Christmas!

Councils Shine a Light on Food Waste in Suffolk & Norfolk

A huge light installation came to Norwich this week to draw attention to the environmental impact of milk and other foods that are regularly wasted in our homes. It comes as new research amongst 2,004 Suffolk and Norfolk residents reveals only 1 in 6 people are aware that food waste has more of an impact on climate change than single-use plastic.

Recycling Centres to remain open

Suffolk recycling centres remain open by appointment only as we enter into the new lockdown restrictions on Thursday 5 Nov

Recycle Week starts today! Together – We Recycle.

The theme for Recycle Now’s 17th annual Recycle Week is to thank the people of Suffolk for continuing to recycle despite all that has happened this year, and two iconic locations in the county will be lighting up green to support the celebrations.

WIN a #FoodSavvy Set

Our Food Savvy campaign has launched a new competition where you could win this fantastic set of reusables.

Suffolk Winners Announced for Food Savvy’s Delicious Drawings Competition

Fantastic #FoodSavvy Live sessions coming soon!

Do you want to save money, help the environment, and make more of the food in your cupboards? Well we have another two fun and informative Food Savvy Facebook Live sessions coming up this August.

Re-Use Shop at Bury St Edmunds’ Recycling Centre to reopen

Suffolk County Council, FCC Environment and The Benjamin Foundation are delighted to announce that after the successful reopening of the Re-use shop at Foxhall Recycling Centre, the second Re-use shop at Bury St Edmunds will reopen on Thursday [July 9].

#FoodSavvy Live session with Chef Mark Breen

Are you free Wednesday 8th July at 5.30pm? If so, block out half an hour and join us for another great #FoodSavvy Facebook live.

Vans, trailers and trade waste now accepted at nine of Suffolk’s recycling centres

In line with the phased approach to reopening Suffolk’s recycling centres, people with vans, trailers and trade waste can now book an appointment.

Foxhall Re-use shop to reopen

Suffolk County Council, FCC Environment and The Benjamin Foundation are delighted to announce that the Re-use shop at the Foxhall Recycling Centre will be reopening on 15th June.

Facebook Live Session - Learn how to Compost at Home

Ever wondered how to home compost?

More booking slots released following the successful re-opening of Suffolk’s Recycling Centre

Following the successful re-opening of Suffolk’s Recycling Centres, 2,068 additional appointments are now available each week to enable more people to recycle their waste.

Exciting #FoodSavvy updates

Why not get involved in our "Delicious Drawing" competition (for primary school aged children) or follow our new account "Food Savvy Suffolk" on Twitter and Facebook!

Public to access Suffolk’s Recycling Centres from Thursday by appointment only

A new online booking system will be in place when Suffolk’s Recycling Centres re-open on Thursday May 14. (Can book from Tuesday 12th May at 3pm)

Food Savvy Lockdown Kitchen

Don’t miss our #FoodSavvy Facebook Live sessions with top UK chefs, every Wednesday evening, hosted by our Food Savvy partner Hubbub.

Top Tips for Dealing with Garden Waste

With most people spending a lot more time at home & in their gardens as the country during this current Covid-19 virus pandemic there's no better time to start home composting.

Coronavirus waste disposal advice

Find out the latest government advice about how householders need to deal with their waste either in self-isolation circumstances or in confirmed Coronavirius (COVID-19) cases

New Refill Directory launched

The Suffolk Waste Partnership has launched a handy online directory which lists the shops, businesses or charities that host refill points for items such as cleaning products, toiletries and dried foods, such as rice or oats and even loose-leaf tea and chocolate.