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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.

Water Filters

Description
Recycle: Water filters cannot be recycled as part of your recycling collection scheme nor at Staffordshire's recycling centres. However, if you use a BRITA branded water filter you can recycle the used filters at most Argos, Robert Dyas and Homebase stores where boxes are provided for the collection of used cartridges. For other water filter brands please contact the manufacturer to find out if they offer a recycling service

Recovery: If the manufacturer does not offer a recycling service water filters can be placed in your kerbside general waste bin or brought to any of Staffordshire's recycling centres and placed in the general waste skip. General waste is sent to one of Staffordshire's energy recovery plants.

What happens to the materials I take to the Household Waste Recycling Centre?

Description
The sections below show what happens to each of the material types that are accepted at the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in Staffordshire.

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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