Blue bins are emptied once a fortnight in St Edmundsbury.
Use our Bin collection round search to check which day your bins are collected. Collection days may change over holiday periods. See our Bank holiday bin collections page for information.
Please make sure your bins are at the collection point by 6.30am on collection day.
What can I put in my blue bin?
Your blue bin is for paper, magazines, cardboard, plastic (bottles and tubs only with lids removed), cans and tins. Plastic bags and plastic film, 'hard plastics' such as CD cases and guttering should not be put in the blue bin. Polystyrene should be put in your black bin, and glass, textiles and Tetra Paks should be taken to your nearest Recycling Bring Bank or Household waste recycling centre.
New textiles recycling scheme
You can now recycle old textiles in a textile recycling bag which you can put into your blue bin. For moreinformation visit the Suffolk Recycling website.
For a full list of what to put in each bin and information on what happens to your waste and recycling, download Your guide to recycling (PDF 287Kb).
Blue bins that contain bagged waste are considered to be contaminated and will not be collected.
Blue sacks for extra recycling
Blue sacks for extra recycling are available to buy from the council offices or online visit our Blue sacks for extra recycling page for details.
My bin is damaged/split
Periodically wheeled bins may split. If this has happened to one of your bins please contact us and report the damage. A replacement bin will be delivered as soon as it can be arranged.