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The following table shows where materials can be placed for recycling, composting or disposal. Please see the text below the table for further information and links to relevant pages.

 

Some materials have notes attached to them, with helpful tips and advice. To view them, simply hover over the underlined text with your cursor.

 

 

Material Blue Bin
Blue Bin

Green Bin
Green Bin

Grey Bin
Grey Bin

Recycling Sites
Recycling
Sites (Banks)
HWRCs
HWRCs (the tip)

Paper <ACRONYM title="Try to reduce the amount of waste paper that you produce. Only print what you need to, and try to print/write on both sides of a sheet of paper." class=abbr>Paper</ACRONYM>
Newspapers & Magazines Newspapers & Magazines
Envelopes Envelopes
Telephone Directories Telephone Directories
Shredded Paper <ACRONYM title="Ensure that shredded paper is packed tightly into your White Sack so that it does not blow away on collection." class=abbr>Shredded Paper</ACRONYM>
Greetings Cards <ACRONYM title="Save energy and money by sending an E-Greetings Card." class=abbr>Greetings Cards</ACRONYM>
Card household goods boxes (e.g toothpaste, tea bags, lightbulbs, shoe boxes and egg boxes) <ACRONYM title="Whenever possible, buy products with minimal or no packaging attached to them. Buying in bulk reduces the amount of associated packaging waste." class=abbr>Card household goods boxes (e.g toothpaste, tea bags, lightbulbs, shoe boxes and egg boxes)</ACRONYM>
Cereal Boxes <ACRONYM title="Whenever possible, buy products with minimal or no packaging attached to them. Buying in bulk reduces the amount of associated packaging waste. " class=abbr>Cereal Boxes</ACRONYM>
Card food and drinks packaging (frozen food, biscuit boxes, wine carriers) <ACRONYM title="Whenever possible, buy products with minimal or no packaging attached to them. Buying in bulk reduces the amount of associated packaging waste." class=abbr>Card food and drinks packaging (frozen food, biscuit boxes, wine carriers)</ACRONYM>
Washing powder boxes <ACRONYM title="Whenever possible, buy products with minimal or no packaging attached to them. Buying in bulk reduces the amount of associated packaging waste." class=abbr>Washing powder boxes</ACRONYM>
Card notebooks and document wallets Card notebooks and document wallets
Card toilet and kitchen rolls Card toilet and kitchen rolls
Grass & Leaves Grass & Leaves
Soil Soil
Flowers & Twigs Flowers & Twigs
Plants & Weeds Plants & Weeds
Food Waste Food Waste
Vegetable Peelings <ACRONYM title="Though these items cannot be placed in your green bin, it may be possible to compost some contents in your own garden. Visit the Composting page on the South Staffordshire Council website for more information." class=abbr>Vegetable Peelings</ACRONYM>
Pet Waste <ACRONYM title="Please put pet waste in bags before placing such items in your grey refuse bin." class=abbr>Pet Waste</ACRONYM>
Animal litter <ACRONYM title="This includes sawdust and straw from rabbits, hamsters etc." class=abbr>Animal litter</ACRONYM>
Glass Bottles Glass Bottles
Glass Jars <ACRONYM title="Save energy by re-using glass jars whenever possible." class=abbr>Glass Jars</ACRONYM>
Light bulbs <ACRONYM title="Energy Saving Lightbulbs last on average 12 times longer than ordinary lightbulbs. Each energy saving lightbulb can reduce your bill by up to £7 per year. Visit www.est.org.uk for more information." class=abbr>Light bulbs</ACRONYM>
Low energy light bulbs <ACRONYM title="Please dispose of low energy light bulbs at the Civic Amenity sites located throughout the district."  class=abbr>Low energy light bulbs</ACRONYM>
Plastic Milk Bottles <ACRONYM title="Information on the different types of plastics can be viewed at www.recycleplastic.org.uk/recycleplastic/identifying_plastics/index.html" class=abbr>Plastic Milk Bottles</ACRONYM>
Plastic Fizzy Drink Bottles <ACRONYM title="Plastic drinks bottles can be crushed down (safely) to provide more room for recyclables in your green box." class=abbr>Plastic Fizzy Drink Bottles</ACRONYM>
Yoghurt Pots Yoghurt Pots
Plastic Food Packaging Plastic Food Packaging
Foil Food Trays <ACRONYM title="Once cleaned, these can be re-used in the home. Alternatively, contact your local school or art group." class=abbr>Foil Food Trays</ACRONYM>
Cartons / Tetra pak Cartons / Tetra pak
Polystyrene Polystyrene
Aluminium Foil Aluminium Foil
Cling Film Cling Film
Carrier Bags <ACRONYM title="Plastic bags can take over 200 years to bio-degrade. Invest in a Bag for Life or re-use your carrier bags whenever possible." class=abbr>Carrier Bags</ACRONYM>
Aerosols Aerosols
Drinks Cans Drinks Cans
Food Cans Food Cans
Paint Tins <ACRONYM title="It may be possible to donate unwanted paint to Community Repaint, who operate a network of paint re-use schemes: www.communityrepaint.org.uk." class=abbr>Paint Tins</ACRONYM>
Clothing & Footwear <ACRONYM title="These items can also be re-used through Charity Shops. See www.charityshops.org.uk for details of charity shops in your area." class=abbr>Clothing & Footwear</ACRONYM>
Spectacles <ACRONYM title="Unwanted spectacles can be re-used in developing countries. Donate at your local optician or visit Vision Aid (www.vao.org.uk) for more information." class=abbr>Spectacles</ACRONYM>
Ceramics Ceramics
Disposable Nappies Disposable Nappies
Incontinence pads (non-infectious)* <ACRONYM title="For information on how to dispose of infectious incontinence pads through the clinical waste service, please contact 01902 696000.">Incontinence  pads (non-infectious)* </ACRONYM>
Garden tools <ACRONYM title="Tools for Self Reliance take household tools and re-use them in some of the poorest parts of Africa. See www.tfsr.org.uk for more information." class=abbr>Garden tools</ACRONYM>
Household Batteries <a href="http://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/pdf/WEEE%20and%20Battery%20Information%20(Oct%202013).pdf">Household Batteries</a>
Small electrical items (e.g. hair dryer, phone charger, kettle, iron, toaster etc) <a href="http://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/pdf/WEEE%20and%20Battery%20Information%20(Oct%202013).pdf">Small electrical items (e.g. hair dryer, phone charger, kettle, iron, toaster etc)</a>
Cooking Oil Cooking Oil
Plasterboard (PDF: 271KB) <a href="pdf/Plasterboard%20Recycling%20Leaflet%20(April%202009).pdf">Plasterboard (PDF: 271KB)</a>
Bulky Household items <a href="/your_services/environmental_services/waste_and_recycling/bulky_waste.aspx">Bulky Household items</a>
Electrical household items (e.g TVs, fridges, monitors etc) <a href="/your_services/environmental_services/waste_and_recycling/hazardous_waste.aspx">Electrical household items (e.g TVs, fridges, monitors etc)</a>
Fluorescent Lighting <a href="/your_services/environmental_services/waste_and_recycling/hazardous_waste.aspx">Fluorescent Lighting</a>
Car batteries <a href="/your_services/environmental_services/waste_and_recycling/hazardous_waste.aspx">Car batteries</a>
Gas bottles <a href="/your_services/environmental_services/waste_and_recycling/hazardous_waste.aspx">Gas bottles</a>
Oils, paints, disinfectants and solvents <a href="/your_services/environmental_services/waste_and_recycling/hazardous_waste.aspx">Oils, paints, disinfectants and solvents</a>
Asbestos <a href="/your_services/environmental_services/waste_and_recycling/hazardous_waste.aspx">Asbestos</a>
Junk Mail <ACRONYM title="Prevent junk mail by signing up, free of charge, to the Mailing Preference Service (www.mpsonline.org.uk)." class=abbr>Junk Mail</ACRONYM>

 

* infectious incontinence pads must be disposed of through the clinical waste service.

 

The recycling sites refer to the collection banks located throughout the district. Not all materials are accepted at all locations - please click the above link for information on your nearest recycling point.

 

The Household Recycling Centres have comprehensive recycling facilities. Hazardous household waste, bulky household items and other household electrical items can all be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centres.

 

The Council also provide a bulky waste collection service.

 

Contact

Telephone: (01902) 696203
Fax: (01902) 846553
Email: waste@sstaffs.gov.uk

 

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