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Waste Disposal

Rubbish and recycling  

Bins are emptied on alternate weeks according to the calendar available from MSDC.  

Collection schedule link

Bins should be moved to the roadside by 6:30am on the day of collection.

If you have no wheelie bins at your property, you can order a set by contacting our MSDC help line on 0845 606 6045

If your bin has been missed, you can report a missed collection on the number above.

There is a bulky item collection service which can be arranged via the helpline service above.   There is a charge of £28.50 for up to 5 bulky items.

There is a hazardous waste collection service.   The charge is £45.13. Alternatively, the following items can be taken to HWRCs for recycling:

  • Used motor oil
  • Household and vehicle batteries
  • Fluorescent tubes and low energy lightbulbs
  • TVs and computers
  • Fire extinguishers (except Halon type)

If your refuse wheelie bin is stolen or damaged, MSDC will charge £30.50 for a replacement.

The collect and return service enables  elderly or infirm residents to have their bags, or wheeled bins, collected from the rear of their property, or wherever is convenient for them.  Please contact the MSDC helpline number above.

There is a garden waste collection service.  Annual subscriptions cost £50 per brown bin for new subscribers. Annual subscription renewals cost £45 per brown bin.   Please contact the MSDC helpline.

Household Waste and Recycling Centres

Book your Slot


The nearest centre is at Stowmarket, Old Bury Road,   IP14 1JQ


Opening times

April - September

 October - March


 9am - 5pm   9am - 4pm


 9am - 5pm  9am - 4pm


 Closed  Closed


 9am - 5pm

Open until 7pm (May - August)

 9am - 4pm


 9am - 5pm  9am - 4pm

Sundays / Bank Holidays

 9am - 5pm  9am - 4pm
                                                                  Closed 25th, 26th December and 1st January  


There are a number of bottle banks and banks for other materials located in local villages and at nearby supermarkets.