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Know your waste

Know your waste

Find out which bin your waste should go in your local area

We want to help you know your waste in your area. In West Suffolk a three bin system is in operation. However the rules maybe different if you live in Breckland, East Cambridgeshire or Mid Suffolk. Above all Havebury want to work with local councils to ensure sustainability.

Find your bin collection day

Blue bin

Mixed dry recyclables, including paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, empty aerosols, tins and cans. In addition you can insure you really know your waste by reading West Suffolk’s leaflet: Your guide to getting your recycling right in Suffolk

Waste - yes to recycle


Garden waste bin

This is an optional subscription service, which collects compostable garden waste only. For example dead flowers, grass cuttings and sawdust. Find out how to subscribe to the garden waste collection service. 

In addition you can find out exactly what can go into your garden waste bin.


Black bin

Any waste that can’t be recycled or composted at home should go in your black bin.  It is taken to Great Blakenham where it is used as fuel for the energy from waste plant

However it is important to insure you are aware of if the item can be recycled or not before you put it into the black bin.


Home composting

This is the most environmentally friendly way to treat your garden and kitchen waste. West Suffolk offer cut price home composting bins through our partners at get composting

In addition you can find out more about becoming an expert on home composting visit Suffolk recycling: home composting


Battery recycling

Batteries should be recycled at your local collection point; these are located at supermarkets, DIY stores and your local recycling centre.


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