Where can I bin a blade?
Following the success of the initial year-long amnesty, which saw 6125 knives deposited anonymously in four permanent and two mobile bins in 2011, four bins have remained outside Ipswich, Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds and Mildenhall Police Stations. These bins are owned by Suffolk's Community Safety Partnerships, who have kindly allowed them to remain in place and be repainted.
- Ipswich – Princes Street Fire Station, Princes Street Ipswich, IP1 1RS
- Lowestoft – Old Nelson Street, NR32 1PE
- Bury St Edmunds – Raingate Street, IP33 2AP
- Mildenhall – Kingsway, IP28 7HS
If you are unable to visit one of these bins or have a large quantity of knives that you want to dispose of through the Bin a Blade amnesty, please call 101 and ask to speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood Team who may be able to arrange collection.
All the knives deposited anonymously are taken to Sackers Recycling in Great Blakenham who shred them for police free of charge. As scrap metal, they can then be recycled and reused.
Knives can also be disposed of at council household waste sites. They can be handed to waste site staff to ensure they are safely re-cycled.