A to Z of recycling - L


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.


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Laminated paper is made of 2 different bonded materials so you cannot recycle it.

Put laminated paper:

     Kerbside rubbish binin your kerbside rubbish bin

Non-recyclable container at a Household Waste Recycling Centre in the non-recyclable container at any Suffolk Recycling Centre


Charity or re-use shopSome charities will accept large electrical items for re-use. Find your nearest charity shop.


Household Waste Recycling Centre You can recycle large electrical items at a Suffolk Recycling Centre in the large domestic appliance section.

Alternatively, your local district or borough council offers a charged bulky waste collection service. 

If you are purchasing a new electrical item to replace an old one, ask whether the shop offers a takeback scheme to recycling your old item. Please make sure any fridge or freezers have been cleared of any contents.

Only domestic type fridge and freezers will be accepted at the site, if you have a industrial type fridge or freezers it will likely be classed as trade waste and may not be accepted due to electrical take back scheme restrictions.



Repair broken wooden and hard plastic pegs wherever possible. 


  Charity or re-use shopIf in good condition, you could offer them to charity shops or through an online re-use network.

Sell through a car boot sale, jumble sale, or online market, as well as offering them to friends, neighbours or relatives. 


Household Waste Recycling Centre Wooden: You can take wood and items made from wood to any Suffolk Recycling Centre and put in the wood container.

Hard Plastic: You can take hard plastic items to any Suffolk Recycling Centre and put in the rigid plastic container.

For advice on petrol lawnmowers, see "Petrol Lawnmower"

For advice on electric lawnmowers, see "Small electrical items"


Household Waste Recycling CentreYou can take all type of light bulbs including Halogen, fluorescent light bulbs and energy saving light bulbs to any Suffolk Recycling Centre for recycling. 

Several supermarkets and electrical retailers in Suffolk have collection points for low energy and LED light bulbs. Find locations of these collection points.


Hardened lime can be put in the hardcore container at any Suffolk Recycling Centre. Charges will apply.

Lime in powder form cannot be taken to a Suffolk Recycling Centre or placed in your rubbish bins. 

If you find small amounts you can put it in your kerbside bins (try and separate recycling and non-recyclable items out).

If you come across a large amount of litter (or if it contains clinical/ hazardous waste) please report it to your local waste collection authority

Organised litter picks happen across Suffolk all year round - why not see if there is one near you or even find out how organise one yourself? Find out more on our Suffolk litter picking webpage


The best thing you can do is top up old insulation rather than remove it, unless it is damaged. 


Non-recyclable container at a Household Waste Recycling CentreYou cannot recycle loft insulation. However, you can dispose of it at any Suffolk Recycling Centre in the non-recyclable container.