Recycling and Waste - Additional, Larger or Smaller Bins

As standard, Stafford Borough Council provides one bin per household for each service you receive - green (general waste), blue (mixed recycling) and brown (garden waste).  See below further options for larger, smaller and additional bins - please note that only one green bin can be issued per property.

General Waste - Larger Green Bin

We are able to provide a larger green bin to those properties that have five or more permanent residents at a property.  You will be asked to confirm the people residing at the property before the bin is delivered, please note that we reserve the right to investigate the request using data at our disposal.

The larger bin will replace your existing green bin. 

General Waste - Smaller Green Bin

If you are finding the existing 240 litre green wheeled bin too big for your requirements you can now opt to have a smaller 180 litre green bin.  Please let us know if you would like to exchange your bins.

Recycling - Additional Blue Bin

If you need more room for your mixed recycling in the blue bin, the paper caddy can be taken out and placed at the side of the bin for collection allowing extra capacity in the main blue bin.

If the caddy is placed beside the bin for collection, please place the paper inside a carrier bag to prevent it from blowing away or becoming excessively wet. The carrier bag will not be returned but will be recycled.

We also ask that you flatten all cardboard, packaging and plastic bottles to ensure the maximum capacity of the original bin is made use of.

Please note that if the additional capacity requirement is only occasional, e.g. following the Christmas period, then excess recycling can also be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centres.

If, after trying the above, you still require an additional blue bin please let us know and we will make the necessary arrangements.

Garden Waste - Additional Brown Bin

An additional brown bin can be supplied for the composting of garden waste.  There is an annual charge for the provision of this bin which is currently £34 per year. The period covered by this payment is from April to March and there are no pro rata discounts.

You will be contacted annually to confirm whether the bin will still be required for a further 12 month period.  Details of the annual charge and payment methods will be included in this letter.

If you would like to apply for any of the bins listed above please contact us using the details to the right and we will be happy to make the necessary arrangements.

Tel: 01785 619402
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