If you have space you can layer the stripped turf in a pile. This will compost down to produce a great loamy top soil which can be returned back to your garden.
Turf can be accepted at any of Staffordshire's recycling centres. It is not a statutory duty for the sites to take waste that isn’t produced in the normal day-to-day occupation of a home. Certain waste from household maintenance and improvement or garden work is not legally regarded as normal household rubbish and a charge or disposal limit can be made.
Turf edging can be recycled free of charge. Turf from clearing larger areas is considered to be garden landscaping and a charge of £3 per bag applies. 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.
How much will it cost?
The charges will be based upon the quantity of material deposited, a charge will not be applied for a small amount of turf, such as turf edging.
Payment for bags* will be whole or multiple of bags at £3 per bag. You can pay with credit or debit cards, as we cannot accept cash or cheques.
* 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.
Please note: these charges only apply to householders. They do not apply to trade waste which has a separate scheme.
What does this include?
- Soil and turf from landscaping work
- Bricks, hardcore and rubble
- Stones, gravel and sand
- Slates, slabs and tiles (floor, roof or wall)
A detailed list of items for each category, and whether they are charged for or not, is available on our charges page.
For large jobs such as building an extension, renovating a house or demolishing a wall will mean you have to hire a skip and pay for the removal/disposal of the material.
Where can I take these?
Lower House Lane, Baddesley Ensor, Atherstone, CV9 2QA
Bemersley Road, Biddulph, ST8 7QT
Pendeford Mill Lane, Codsall, WV8 1JJ
Ring Road, Chase Terrace, Burntwood, WS7 3JQ
Centurion Way (off Shobnall Road), Burton upon Trent, DE14 2AU (use DE14 2AY for SatNav)
Lichfield Road, Cannock, WS11 8NQ
Tower Crane Drive, Off New Haden Road, Cheadle, ST10 1FB
Fowlchurch Road, Leek, ST13 6BH
Witley Drive, Trent Valley Road, Lichfield, WS13 6EU
Leycett Lane, Newcastle, ST5 6AD
Station Road, Rugeley, WS15 2HE
St. Albans Road, Stafford, ST16 3DR
Beacon Road / Opal Way, Stone Business Park, Aston, ST15 0NN
Robert Bakewell Way, Uttoxeter, ST14 5AU (Not SatNav compatible)
Botterham Lane, Wombourne, DY3 4RA