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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.
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.
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.
Use our bulky garden waste collection service for compostable waste that will not fit in your brown bin.
Ipswich residents have the opportunity to apply for a second brown bin to help them recycle more of their garden waste.


Contact Details

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

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01473 432000