Black Bin Collection
About the black bin collection scheme
A massive 28,193 tonnes of waste was sent to landfill last year, the equivalent of each household in Ipswich throwing away over 509kg every year. The worrying truth is that 50% of this could have been recycled.
Remember, wherever you can, please Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Your black bin is emptied once a fortnight on your normal collection week. You can use our online tool to find out when the bins will next be emptied in your street:
Please help us by making sure that you put your bin out for collection at the right time and in the right place. Find out more on our Where to put your bin page.
Please do not:
- Put your bin out with the lid wedged open - this can cause serious accidents and it creates a health and safety hazard with the vehicle lifting machinery;
- Put any heavy objects in your bin - these can cause the bin to fall off the lifting frame at the rear of the vehicle which can cause accidents;
- Leave extra bags beside your bin - these will not be collected.
What to put in your black bin
Your black bin is for any waste that cannot be either recycled or composted.
|Yes please||No thank you|
|Cooked food||Tiles and general DIY waste|
|Meat, fish and bones||Electrical items - please recycle at Household Waste Recycling Centre or your local WEEE bank
|Shredded paper (if you do not have a brown bin to put it in)||Rubble|
|Plastic film such as cellophane and plastic bags - these can be recycled at your Household Waste Recycling Centre||Aerosols - please recycle at Household Waste Recycling Centre|
|Nappies and sanitary items||Plastic/Metal coat hangers - please recycle at Household Waste Recycling Centre
|Porcelain and ceramics|
|Crisp packets and sweet wrappers||
Would you like to be able to reduce your waste in the black bin? Do you recycle everything you can but would still like to do more? Then why not try the Rubbish Diet? Set your own targets and see how easy it is, you might even save yourself some money!
Last Updated: Wednesday 3rd July 2013