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A to Z of recycling

Sand

Sand
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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.

Saucepans

Saucepans
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Recycle: Metal can be recycled any Staffordshire recycling centre. Items such as metal trays, pots and pans should not be placed in your kerbside recycling collection.

Scrap metal

Scrap metal
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Recycle: Metal can be recycled any Staffordshire recycling centre. Items such as metal trays, pots and pans should not be placed in your kerbside recycling collection.

Sheets

Sheets
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Reduce: Consider only buying what you really need.

Reuse: Before you throw anything away why not see if it can be reused, repaired or upcycled? There are lots of ways this can be done.

Recycle: Clothes can be taken to the recycling centre where they will be sent for sorting. Good quality clothing is exported to areas in need of clothing. Items not suitable for reuse are either processed into industrial wiping cloths or recycled.

Sinks, pedestals, and toilets

Sinks, pedestals, and toilets
Description
Reuse: Consider if the material can be re-used in another home project.

Recycle (charges apply): Sinks, pedestals, and toilets can be taken to any of Staffordshire's recycling centres. There is a charge of £3 per item, however a sink and a pedestal is classed as one item, as is a toilet and a cistern.

Small electricals

Small electricals
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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.

Soil and hardcore

Soil and hardcore
Description
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.

Stafford Recycling Centre

Stafford Recycling Centre
Description
St. Albans Road, Stafford, ST16 3DR. Find out what types of recycling and waste are accepted here, the opening hours, and more.

Stone

Stone
Description
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.

Stone Recycling Centre

Stone Recycling Centre
Description
Beacon Road / Opal Way, Stone Business Park, Aston, ST15 0NN. Find out what types of recycling and waste are accepted here, the opening hours, and more.

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