A to Z of recycling - G
Find out how to recycle, reduce, re-use and dispose of many items in Suffolk.
Please use the search bar at the top of the page or browse the A to Z to find the item you want to dispose of.
Remember that your item might have more than one name or may be listed under the name of the material it is made of.
You can recycle garden waste in your kerbside compost bin
or at any Suffolk Recycling Centre in the green container.
Most district or borough councils will only accept windfall fruit and vegetables (from the garden, not kitchen) in the kerbside compost bin. Ipswich will also accept fruit and vegetables peelings and Suffolk Coastal (now East Suffolk) will accept full food.
Branches going into the kerbside compost bin must be a maximum of 6cm in diameter. If they are any larger, please take them to any Suffolk Household Recycling Centre and put them in green container.
Recycle as home compost
You can place all garden waste in a home composting bin.
If you are interested in finding out how to compost food waste, see "Food waste and leftovers".
Disposal and re-use
You should return gas cylinders to the agent or company that you purchased them from for re-use or disposal. Find contact details for most major brands.
You can only take Calor and Flo gas bottles to any Suffolk Recycling Centre. Please see site staff who will store the bottle safely.
For smaller gas cylinders used for portable stoves, see "Camping gas bottles".
You can recycle glass panes, sheet glass and fish tanks in the flat glass container at any Suffolk Recycling Centre.
You cannot recycle these items in glass bring banks.
You can recycle glass bottles and jars:
at any Suffolk Recycling Centre
or at any glass bring bank
Tips for glass recycling:
- Make sure that bottles are empty and have been rinsed out - you can put any metal caps and lids in the glass bank but no corks please.
- Don't put window glass, light bulbs, reading glasses, cooking dishes or glass crockery items in glass bins and banks, however they can all be recycled in different containers at any Suffolk Recycling Centres.
- Pyrex glass items cannot be recycled. It needs to go in to your kerbside rubbish bin (if not suitable for re-use).