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Making the most of your food

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We have some handy food hints and tips to help you keep your food fresher for longer, save money and will cut down on the amount of food thrown in the bin.

Masonry

Masonry
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Reuse: Consider if the material can be re-used in another home project.

Recycle (charges apply): Soil and hardcore can be taken to any of Staffordshire's recycling centres. There is a charge of £3 per bag. This includes rubble, bricks, tiles and ceramics. Charges are based on standard rubble bags which are approximately 76cm x 96 cm. They are available from DIY stores or you can buy them from the recycling centre for 10p. Waste can be presented loose or in different sized bags and charges will be estimated by staff.

Mattresses

Mattresses
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Reuse: Before you throw your mattress away why not see if it can be reused? If it is in good clean condition and carries the BS7177 fire label there are lots of ways this can be done.

Recycle: Your local council also offers a bulky waste collection. Check your local council for further information and charges. Mattresses are accepted at all of Staffordshire's recycling centres.

Mini recycling points

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Information on mini recycling points.

Mobile phones

Mobile phones
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Electrical items should never be thrown in the rubbish bin, they contain hazardous and valuable materials and should be recycled properly.

Reuse: Staffordshire recycling centres have a reuse area where items in good condition can be donated. Charity shops accept a wide variety of items. Reuse networks such as Freecycle, Freegle and Ecobees allow members to advertise goods. There are a variety of online selling websites. Other options are advertising in the local paper, or noticeboards in a newsagents or some supermarkets.

Recycle: Small electrical and electronic items are accepted through some council collections. They also offer bulky waste collections for larger items. Check your local council for further information and charges. Small and large electrical and electronic items can be brought to any of Staffordshire's recycling centres.

Mobility Scooter Battery

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Recycle (restrictions apply): Mobility scooter batteries can be taken to Staffordshire's recycling centres. There is a recycling restriction of 2 batteries every 6 months.

Monitors

Monitors
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Electrical items should never be thrown in the rubbish bin, they contain hazardous and valuable materials and should be recycled properly.

Reuse: Staffordshire recycling centres have a reuse area where items in good condition can be donated. Charity shops accept a wide variety of items. Reuse networks such as Freecycle, Freegle and Ecobees allow members to advertise goods. There are a variety of online selling websites. Other options are advertising in the local paper, or noticeboards in a newsagents or some supermarkets.

Recycle: Small electrical and electronic items are accepted through some council collections. They also offer bulky waste collections for larger items. Check your local council for further information and charges. Small and large electrical and electronic items can be brought to any of Staffordshire's recycling centres.

Motorcycle tyres

Motorcycle tyres
Description
Reduce: Careful driving by minimising harsh breaking and accelerating will minimise tyre wear and save you money on fuel too.

Recycle (charges apply): Tyres can be taken to Staffordshire's recycling centres. There is a charge of £4 for tyres on or off the rim. There is no charge for bicycle tyres.

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