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Waste minimisation, re-use and recycling websites


Recycle Now (National Campaign):  Comprehensive details of recycling in the UK, including local recycling facilities, purchasing recycled products and details of recycling in the home, at work and in the garden.


Staffordshire Real Nappy Campaign:

To promote the use of washable nappies, Staffordshire County Council is offering a £30 discount.

To claim your one-off discount your child must be between 0-24 months and a resident of Staffordshire.

For more information or to download an application form visit the Staffordshire Recycling Partnership website or call 0800 232323.


Community Recycling Network: 

National network promoting community based sustainable waste management.


Watch your waste!

South Staffordshire Council's waste awareness initiative.


Mailing Preference Service:

Reduce junk mail that is delivered to your property by registering, free of charge, with the Mailing Preference Service (MPS). Links to the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and Facsimile Preference Service (FPS) are also available.


Tools for Self Reliance:

Promoting the collection and re-use of tools, to be sent to some of the poorest countries in Africa.


Woodland Trust:

Organise an annual Christmas Card Recycling Campaign.


Waste Watch:

UK environmental charity promoting sustainable resource use through communication, education, information and research.


Community Repaint:

Information on paint re-use schemes throughout the UK.


Unwanted household items can be given away or exchanged via a series of websites and forums. South Staffordshire Council is not responsible for the content of external websites listed below. Users of these forums do so at their own risk. The websites offer a hosting forum for exchangers to contact one another, and users consent to publishing personal details for this purpose.


It is the responsibility of individual users of the websites to arrange collection or delivery of items. Please ensure that you protect your personal safety at all times during any exchanges. Individual disclaimers are available on each website. Use of the relevant sites and forums and denotes acceptance of these terms and conditions.

International non-profit movement allowing members to pass on and collect unwanted items free of charge.
Ecycle (Express and Star):
Online free exchange operated through the classifieds section of the Express and Star website.

Association of Charity Shops: 

Re-use your unwanted items through charity shops, raising much needed funds.


Furniture Re-use Network:

Promotes the re-use of household furniture, repairing and re-using over 250,000 domestic appliances each year.



Guidance for business


Environment Agency:

Comprehensive information and regulation of our natural environment, including details of registered waste carriers and hazardous waste regulations.


Staffordshire Business Environmental Network:

Offers practical advice and support for business across Staffordshire.


Offers UK businesses free, independent, confidential advice and support on practical ways to minimise waste and reduce environmental impact.
Carbon Trust:
Independent company funded by Government. Role is to help the UK move towards a low carbon future.

International, National and Regional Government Websites


European Union:

Gateway to the European Union


Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra):

Overall responsibility for development of sustainable waste management practices. Comprehensive data on regulations governing the waste and recycling industry.


Waste and Resources Action Programme:

Promote sustainable waste management initiatives such as home composting and real nappy scheme. Also work to create stable markets for recycled products. Links to individual websites, including:

Staffordshire County Council:
County Council responsible for waste disposal. Full details of waste strategies and recycling facilities across Staffordshire.
South Staffordshire Council:
Local district Council responsible for waste and recycling collections.
Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM):
Professional body for waste and resource management.
Telephone: (01902) 696203
Fax: (01902) 846553



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