Refuse Collections

Suffolk Coastal operates a wheeled bin recycling and refuse collection service, giving residents alternate fortnightly collections of recyclable materials and household refuse that cannot be recycled.

Households have two wheeled bins (in addition to an optionally paid for green/brown bin for garden and food waste - see garden and food waste).

  • The blue lidded bin is for recyclable material and should be put out for emptying (along with your optional green/brown bin) on your collection day in each recycling week
  • The grey lidded bin is for household refuse that cannot currently be recycled and should be put out on your collection day during each non-recycling week.

Details of your collection day in each recycling week can be found on the online bin collection day finder.

Your bins should be out ready for emptying at 6am as collections start early. Please note that the time of collection may change at any time, so to avoid missing the collection, always put your bin out by 6am.

All bin collections are worked as normal on bank holidays, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Futher details including what you can and cannot put in your bins can be found <here> along with an online <collection day finder>.

If you are not sure of your collection day, or haven't received a calendar, or have lost your copy, call Suffolk Coastal Services on 01394 444000 or email and they will confirm your collection day or send you a new calendar.


Last update on Saturday 18 Aug 2018 by Alan Comber.

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