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Rugeley Recycling Centre

Closed Today
Open Friday 9am - 6pm
Station Road
Rugeley
WS15 2HE

Tel: 0300 111 8000
Email: recycling@staffordshire.gov.uk
Summer Opening Times (28/03/2021 until 30/10/2021)Monday9am - 6pmTuesday9am - 6pmWednesdayClosedThursdayClosedFriday9am - 6pmSaturday9am - 5pmSunday9am - 5pmWinter Opening Times (31/10/2021 until 26/03/2022)Monday9am - 5pmTuesday9am - 5pmWednesdayClosedThursdayClosedFriday9am - 5pmSaturday9am - 5pmSunday9am - 5pm
Bank Holidays

Temporary restrictions - Coronavirus

Restrictions are still currently in place whilst visiting the recycling centres. Please see our overview page for current information and guidelines.

Busy times

 

Day of the week9am - 10am10am - 11am11am - 12pm12pm - 1pm1pm - 2pm2pm - 3pm3pm - 4pm4pm - 5pm5pm - 6pm
Monday Minimal queues Minimal queues Expect delays Expect delays Significant delays Significant delays Expect delays Minimal queues Minimal queues
Tuesday Minimal queues Expect delays Significant delays Significant delays Expect delays Expect delays Expect delays Minimal queues Minimal queues
Wednesday Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Thursday Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Friday Expect delays Significant delays Significant delays Significant delays Significant delays Significant delays Expect delays Minimal queues Minimal queues
Saturday Expect delays Expect delays Expect delays Significant delays Significant delays Significant delays Expect delays Minimal queues Closed
Sunday Minimal queues Expect delays Expect delays Significant delays Significant delays Significant delays Expect delays Minimal queues Closed

Key

ColourDelayExplanation
  Minimal queues The recycling centre is usually quiet around this time.
  Expect delays The recycling centre may be quite busy around this time, expect a few delays
  Significant delays The recycling centre is very busy. Expect delays.

Materials accepted

Please note: Charges have been introduced for the disposal of certain non-household waste items. Further information can be found on the disposal charges webpage.

  

Animal bedding

Restrictions apply.
  

Asbestos

Not accepted at this recycling centre.
  

Batteries

Including alkaline and lithium batteries.
  

Books and magazines

  

Cans

Including tins, bottle tops, tin foil, aerosols, and aluminium.
  

Car batteries

Restrictions apply.
  

Cardboard

  

Car parts

Not accepted at any recycling centre.
  

Carpets

  

Coffee cups and waxed cartons

Including tetrapaks.
  

Cooking oil

  

Dead animals

These cannot be taken to any recycling centre.
  

Electricals and electronic equipment

Including fridges, freezers, washing machines, tumble dryers, TVs, monitors, game consoles, mobile phones, laptops, and computers.
  

Engine oil

Restrictions apply.
  

Fire extinguisher

Restrictions apply.
  

Fitted items such as doors, window frames and cupboards

Restrictions apply.
  

Fluorescent tubes

Includes low energy bulbs and compact flouresecent bulbs.
  

Furniture

  

Garden waste

  

Gas bottles

Restrictions apply.
  

Glass bottles and jars

  

Household and garden chemicals

Restrictions apply. Also known as hazardous waste or chemical waste.
  

Ink cartridges and toner

  

Loft Insulation

  

Mattresses

  

Nappies

  

Newspapers

  

Non-recyclable household waste

  

Paint

Restrictions apply.
  

Paper

  

Petrol and diesel

These cannot be taken to any recycling centre.
  

Plasterboard

Not accepted at this recycling centre.
  

Plastic bags

Including plastic film and polythene.
  

Plastic bottles

  

PVC

Restrictions apply. Also known as uPVC.
  

Rigid plastics

Including plant pots. Also known as hard plastics.
  

Scrap metal

  

Soil and hardcore

Charges apply. Includes concrete, tarmac, masonry, rubble, bricks, gravel, sand, stone, tiles, glass, and windows.
  

Textiles

Including clothes, sheets, towels, duvets, and linen.
  

Tyres

Charges apply. Includes car, bike (no charge) and motorcycle tyres.
  

Wood and timber

Including chipboard, garden shed and fence panels.
   

If you wish to dispose of an item not on the list please contact us to see if it can be accepted.

Trade waste

Larger amounts of waste may be considered as trade waste and can be disposed of through the small traders waste disposal scheme, charges will apply.

Domestic garden waste is accepted, however traders with garden waste will need to dispose of this through the chargeable small traders waste disposal scheme.

Commercial or hired vehicles

Anyone bringing household waste to one of the centres in a commercial type vehicle, including hired vehicles, should be prepared to have the load inspected to make sure that it is permitted household waste and not commercial/industrial waste.

Van use is permitted at the centre but a size limit of 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight is in place due to the safety of other site users.

Trailers

Small trailers are permitted but should be single axle and approximately 6 foot x 4 foot in size.

Entrance barrier restrictions

The entrance barriers are 6 foot 6 inches (2 metres) high.

Vehicles may be stopped to check that household waste is being carried. If you have a specially adapted vehicle and are displaying a disabled badge, the site attendants will lift the barrier.

Using the recycling centre

Please take care when using the recycling centre, keeping children and pets in the vehicle at all times and using pedestrian routes where possible. Consider wearing protective gloves and sturdy footwear to prevent cuts.

If you need help unloading your vehicle, please alert a member of staff. Please note that due to health and safety, site staff are not obliged to assist in lifting heavy bags of waste or items. Consider using small bags for heavy items and breaking up large heavy items before visiting the site.

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