Thank You... For Doing Your Bit in 2019

It’s at this time of year we make our resolutions to be happier, healthier and do something good for the environment. 

Myself and Suffolk County Council’s Waste Team wish to say a big thank you to each and every one of you for thinking about our environment. 

To help you keep your resolution to protect the planet, we’ve come up with some easy to follow tips and information.

Did you know that one of the best ways to reduce the amount of rubbish we have, is to try and avoid it in the first place? The first thing we can all consider is whether something needs the packaging it is often presented or if there is an alternative with less packaging. 

  • You can re-use single use plastics, like plastic cutlery, straws, cups and bottled drinks.

  • Try buying fruit and veg loose when doing the weekly food shop.

  • Use washable lunchboxes, water bottles and coffee cups instead of disposable options.

Christmas and New Year festivities generate more cards, wrapping paper, plastic and glass bottles waiting to be recycled. So at this time of year it’s particularly important to make full use of your recycling bin and local Recycling Centres. Your closest ones are Ipswich Recycling Centre on Portman Walk and Foxhall Recycling Centre.

Still unsure about what can and can’t be recycled? 

Check out for a wealth of information and an A – Z guide on what rubbish needs to go where.

Thank you for caring about your environment.

Paul West

Paul West

Suffolk County Council Cabinet Member for Ipswich, Communities and Waste.