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A-Z list of waste types

Find out about the different types of waste, where to recycle or dispose of them, and any restrictions or charges for these.

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Rigid plastics

Rigid plastics
Description
Reduce: Wherever possible repair broken items to keep them in use that bit longer.

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

Recycle: Hard plastic items can be recycled at any Staffordshire recycling centre in the rigid plastic container they are not accepted in your kerbside recycling collection bin.

Rubble

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

Recycle (charges apply): Rubble can be taken to any of Staffordshire's recycling centres. There is a charge of £3 per bag. This also includes soil, 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.

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