Read about the latest recycling and waste news and updates happening in Suffolk below.

New Suffolk Recycling Centres online booking system improvements to deliver greater customer experience

Recycle Week

The Suffolk Waste Partnership is proud to Step It Up this Recycle Week in what organisers hope will be the biggest week-long event to date.

Easing of restrictions when visiting Suffolk's Recycling Centres

Suffolk is set to continue on its path of working towards full capacity at recycling centres, as 19 July brings the end to lockdown with restrictions easing

#Scrapflytipping campaign says there is no excuse.

Improvements to Foxhall Recycling

Suffolk County Council is working on a project to expand and improve Foxhall Recycling Centre.

Resource and Waste Strategy Statement

In December 2018, HM Government published their Resource and Waste Strategy (RAWS). The Suffolk Waste Partnership (SWP) welcomed this publication and supports its overarching aims...

Compost Awareness Week Competition

To celebrate Compost Awareness Week (2021), and promote home composting, we are running a comp to win a Hot bin!


Free compost, a hot competition and cheap bins to help green fingered residents

Have an Egg-cellent waste free Easter!

Here is our egg-cellent guide to help you reduce, re-use and recycle your waste during the Easter period

Free Home Composting Webinars for Beginners!

Book now for free beginners home compost webinars

Nappies are not recycling!

Feedback sought to improve Recycling Centre booking system

People of Suffolk are being asked to rate their experience of the ‘book a slot’ system that's in place to visit a Recycling Centre.

Lockdown unlocks potential for food waste saving

Proposed relocation of Haverhill Recycling Centre

Suffolk County Council is proposing to expand and improve Haverhill Recycling Centre. Please see our plans and provide your feedback.

Let's make Suffolk the UK's most environmentally friendly county

Together we can get our recycling right

Planning permission approved to redevelop Foxhall Recycling Centre.

Plans to expand and improve Foxhall recycling centre have been approved.

New recycling campaign aims to get Suffolk’s recycling right

A new campaign has been launched in Suffolk to help people get their recycling right.

New vehicle banners encourage Suffolk to be food and freezer savvy

Waste and recycling vehicles in Suffolk are now displaying new artwork to help deliver the food savvy message.

Magical Mandalas

An exciting schools Christmas Recycling Project!

Top Tips for a Greener Christmas!

Councils Shine a Light on Food Waste in Suffolk & Norfolk

A huge light installation came to Norwich this week to draw attention to the environmental impact of milk and other foods that are regularly wasted in our homes. It comes as new research amongst 2,004 Suffolk and Norfolk residents reveals only 1 in 6 people are aware that food waste has more of an impact on climate change than single-use plastic.

Recycling Centres to remain open

Suffolk recycling centres remain open by appointment only as we enter into the new lockdown restrictions on Thursday 5 Nov

Don’t let your pumpkin go to waste this Hallowe’en

Recycle Week starts today! Together – We Recycle.

The theme for Recycle Now’s 17th annual Recycle Week is to thank the people of Suffolk for continuing to recycle despite all that has happened this year, and two iconic locations in the county will be lighting up green to support the celebrations.

WIN a #FoodSavvy Set

Our Food Savvy campaign has launched a new competition where you could win this fantastic set of reusables.

Suffolk Winners Announced for Food Savvy’s Delicious Drawings Competition

Fantastic #FoodSavvy Live sessions coming soon!

Do you want to save money, help the environment, and make more of the food in your cupboards? Well we have another two fun and informative Food Savvy Facebook Live sessions coming up this August.

Re-Use Shop at Bury St Edmunds’ Recycling Centre to reopen

Suffolk County Council, FCC Environment and The Benjamin Foundation are delighted to announce that after the successful reopening of the Re-use shop at Foxhall Recycling Centre, the second Re-use shop at Bury St Edmunds will reopen on Thursday [July 9].

#FoodSavvy Live session with Chef Mark Breen

Are you free Wednesday 8th July at 5.30pm? If so, block out half an hour and join us for another great #FoodSavvy Facebook live.

Vans, trailers and trade waste now accepted at nine of Suffolk’s recycling centres

In line with the phased approach to reopening Suffolk’s recycling centres, people with vans, trailers and trade waste can now book an appointment.

Foxhall Re-use shop to reopen

Suffolk County Council, FCC Environment and The Benjamin Foundation are delighted to announce that the Re-use shop at the Foxhall Recycling Centre will be reopening on 15th June.

Facebook Live Session - Learn how to Compost at Home

Ever wondered how to home compost?

More booking slots released following the successful re-opening of Suffolk’s Recycling Centre

Following the successful re-opening of Suffolk’s Recycling Centres, 2,068 additional appointments are now available each week to enable more people to recycle their waste.

Exciting #FoodSavvy updates

Why not get involved in our "Delicious Drawing" competition (for primary school aged children) or follow our new account "Food Savvy Suffolk" on Twitter and Facebook!

Public to access Suffolk’s Recycling Centres from Thursday by appointment only

A new online booking system will be in place when Suffolk’s Recycling Centres re-open on Thursday May 14. (Can book from Tuesday 12th May at 3pm)

Food Savvy Lockdown Kitchen

Don’t miss our #FoodSavvy Facebook Live sessions with top UK chefs, every Wednesday evening, hosted by our Food Savvy partner Hubbub.

Top Tips for Dealing with Garden Waste

With most people spending a lot more time at home & in their gardens as the country during this current Covid-19 virus pandemic there's no better time to start home composting.

Coronavirus waste disposal advice

Find out the latest government advice about how householders need to deal with their waste either in self-isolation circumstances or in confirmed Coronavirius (COVID-19) cases

New Refill Directory launched

The Suffolk Waste Partnership has launched a handy online directory which lists the shops, businesses or charities that host refill points for items such as cleaning products, toiletries and dried foods, such as rice or oats and even loose-leaf tea and chocolate.

#SCRAPflytipping campaign launch

Our #SCRAPflytipping campaign is live across Suffolk and in other Counties across the UK.

New and improved recycling centre to open this month

A new and improved recycling centre will open in Bury St Edmunds on 16 January. The flagship site in Fornham Road will replace the current recycling centre at Rougham Hill, Bury St Edmunds, which will close its doors permanently.

1000 Endangered Animals

Suffolk schools and groups were invited to make 1000 endangered animals from recycled materials which will be displayed in the Apex & Ipswich Town Hall.

Let's fight food waste together Suffolk!

Residents and communities across Suffolk are being urged to get involved in Food Savvy, a pioneering two-year campaign that is tackling food waste in the region.

Eat your pumpkin!

Every year over a quarter of all Halloween pumpkins in the UK end up being thrown away - that’s 18,000 tonnes of food waste. Find out how you can avoid this and check out loads of yummy recipes!

New and improved recycling centre to open soon

A new and improved recycling centre will open in Bury St Edmunds soon. The flagship site in Fornham Road will replace the current recycling centre at Rougham Hill, Bury St Edmunds, which will close its doors permanently.

It's Recycle Week!

Recycle Now’s campaign is bigger than ever this year, and is packed full of awesome resources for you and your friends. Head over to Recycle Now’s website to find out all about it!

Wonderful waste-free woodlands! Suffolk Show

Wonderful waste-free woodlands, see our gallery of fantastic art work from schools & gallery from the Suffolk Show itself

Suffolk Recycling Centres set for success as new contract rolls out this May

Yesterday (16 May 2019) Suffolk County Council and FCC Environment, began a new 8-year contract for the operation of 11 Recycling Centres in Suffolk.

Community Fridge to bring residents together

A fresh initiative that aims to reduce food waste - a first of its kind in Suffolk - is set to launch in the heart of the Lowestoft community.

SCC awards recycling centre contract to FCC Environment

Suffolk County Council has today announced that FCC Environment has been awarded the new contract for the 11 Recycling Centres. The contract covers the period May 2019 to September 2027.