Around 30,000 tonnes of waste is collected every year from the black bins in Ipswich. That’s an average of 500 kgs (half a tonne) of waste from each home in Ipswich. Some of that waste could have been recycled or composted.
Remember, wherever you can, please Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Black bins come in two sizes: small (140 litres) or medium (180 litres). Let us know if you would like to change the size of your bin.
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:
Find out more about your waste collection by downloading the guidance document below:
Your black bin is for any waste that cannot be either recycled or composted.
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!