Households in the Borough of St Edmundsbury have their bins collected every fortnight, with blue bins for recycling and brown bins for compostable waste collected one week, and black bins for rubbish that cannot be recycled, collected the next week. We can also arrange to collect bulky items such as fridges and furniture, or hazardous waste such as paint.
We collect commercial waste from businesses and clean the streets removing abandoned vehicles, litter, flyposters and graffiti.
Thanks to your help, St Edmundsbury Borough Council is recycling approximately 9000 tonnes of dry recyclable material through the blue bin scheme and 13,000 tonnes of compostable waste through the brown bin scheme each year. A further 2000 tonnes is being recycled through the mini bring sites located across the borough. In total, we are recycling and composting approximately 50% of the household waste we produce. In addition, we are also beginning to reduce the amount of waste growth year on year, which is really great news.