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Bin collections

Find out how bins are collected in Suffolk, and what different councils are responsible for.

How bins are collected in Suffolk

Bin collections in Suffolk are carried out by borough and district councils, not Suffolk County Council. 

The council that collects your bins is known as a waste collection authority

You can find out how your bins are collected on your waste collection authority's website: 

What does Suffolk County Council do? 

We manage the disposal of your household waste and 11 Recycling Centres in Suffolk.

Contact us with any queries on 0345 606 6067 or email

Find out more about waste and recycling in Suffolk including:

  • how councils in Suffolk manage waste in partnership
  • booking a recycling centre time slot
  • what you can and can't recycle
  • tips for reducing and reusing household waste