Staffordshire County Council sends thousands of tonnes of household waste to landfill, every month.
In order to help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, Staffordshire County Council provides a financial incentive to charitable and non-for-profit organisations that recycle different waste materials.
This incentive is called a Recycling Credit, which allows numerous organisations, authorities and charities to claim a credit.
With larger amounts of waste being collected and recycled, Staffordshire County Council has to send less waste to landfill, which reduces our costs, as well as doing your bit to recycle and help us become more sustainable.
To find out if you are eligible to claim recycling credits and what materials you can claim for, please select the link below for the details of our policy.
Third Party Recycling Credit Policy|| (PDF 72 kb)
If you believe your organisation is eligible to claim recycling credits under the terms and conditions set out in the policy above, you will then need to:
1. Decide what to collect.
Ensure the materials collected are only from households, not businesses. Ensure the materials can be recycled and that they can be collected and stored safely.
2. Arrange a Merchant to collect.
All materials need to be collected by a merchant recycler registered with Staffordshire County Council, otherwise Recycling Credits will not be paid.
3. Register collection scheme with Staffordshire County Council.
We can supply the relevant forms for registering the scheme (see RC1 and RC2 forms below) and may be able to offer practical advice on how to set up a scheme.
4. Start collecting.
Publicise the scheme in the local area and collect the chosen materials.
5. Claim Recycling Credits.
Complete the claim form supplied below (RC3 form), along with the submission of relevant weighbridge tickets.
Please note, your scheme may not be accepted if it conflicts with another registered recycling scheme or a district council recycling programme.
In order to complete the registration process, the forms below will need to be filled in.
Please note, it is recommended that you read the guidance notes on these forms before completing them.
RC1 Form - Registration as an Approved Recycling Collector || (PDF 40kb)
RC2 form - Registration as an Approved Recycling Merchant|| (PDF 47kb)
RC3 form - Application for Recycling Credit Payments| (PDF 35kb)
If you would like to speak to someone about registering for recycling credits, please contact 0300 111 8000.