In West Suffolk, we recycled 38.76% in 2017/18. Recycling for both residents and businesses is easy with our kerbside collections and 174 bring sites. To find out more about what you can recycle as part of our blue bin recycling collections why not take a look at our getting your recycling right leaflet? For more tips on reducing, reusing and recycling, the Suffolk Waste Partnership website Suffolk Recycling is packed with offers, tips and ideas.
Our Garden Waste Collection Service has over 30,000 customers who have composted 33,000 tonnes since it was introduced in 2016.
In West Suffolk over a third of the waste we collect in black bins is food, and half of it could have been eaten. As part of the Suffolk Waste Partnership we are supporting the food savvy campaign to help reduce food waste.
The vast majority of our residents make sure their waste is disposed of responsibly, but fly tipping is still something we have to deal with. To make sure your waste doesn't end up being disposed of illegally, follow the advice in our tripping up the tippers campaign. You could get a fine of up to £5,000 if your waste is found fly tipped.