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About your blue and brown bin collections, recycling centre locations, projects and campaigns.

Sometimes, collections can be delayed due to factors out of our control. This includes roadworks, vehicle breakdowns, crew sickness, severe weather or parked cars preventing safe access. Please check here for any known delays in your area.
Bin collections can change over Bank Holidays and the festive/New Year period.
Your blue bin is for recycling clean, dry items such as paper, cans, cardboard and rigid plastic food and drink containers.
The brown bin composting scheme is proving a real hit with Ipswich residents and covers nearly 46,000 properties across the town.
Ipswich has many different sites where you can recycle a variety of items. Find out your nearest recycling point for books, cans, cardboard, glass, oil, paper, plastic, textiles and electrical waste.
Ipswich Borough Council is working with Podback to provide this pioneering new service, enabling you to recycle your coffee pods every week as part of your normal kerbside waste and recycling collections.
Find out how you can recycle your household electrical items in Ipswich.
The nearest sites are at Sir Alf Ramsey Way and Foxhall and are run by Suffolk County Council.


Contact Details

Waste and Recycling,
Gipping House,
7 Whittle Road,
Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate,

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01473 432000