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A to Z of recycling

Waste and recycling

Description
We provide Staffordshire's 14 household waste recycling centres across the county and work to make it easy for you to recycle an increasingly wide range of materials.

Washing machines

Washing machines
Description
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.

Waste explained

Description
The waste hierarchy describes ways of dealing with waste in order of importance. At the top of the hierarchy, and the most important action we can take is reduce, followed by reuse and recycle. At the bottom is recover and landfill.

Windows

Windows
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.

Wombourne Recycling Centre

Wombourne Recycling Centre
Description
Botterham Lane, Wombourne, DY3 4RA. Find out what types of recycling and waste are accepted here, the opening hours, and more.

Wood and timber

Wood and timber
Description
Reduce: General care and routine maintenance of wooden items can help to prolong the life.

Recycle: Wooden items can be taken to any of Staffordshire's recycling centres.

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Latest environment news

People urged to get composting with discounted bins

Householders in Staffordshire are being urged to take up composting with the help of discounted compost bins from the county council.
Date:
27 May 2020

Residents urged to stagger visits to household waste recycling centres to avoid queues

Residents are being urged to stagger their visits to Staffordshire's household waste recycling centres, to prevent long queues when they reopen.
Date:
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Staffordshire Household Waste Recycling Centres to reopen

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Date:
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