Recycling and Waste

    Brown Bin 2023 - Sign up to Garden Waste Collection

    The option to sign up for a 2022 Garden Waste Permit (Brown Bin) closed on 31 October 2022. Any permits applied for before this date will continue to receive a service until 31 December 2022 on your scheduled collection day.

    You can now sign up for your 2023 Garden Waste Permit.  This permit will be valid for services from 1 January 2023, permits will start to be dispatched in December 2022.  If you have paid but not received your permit by 1 January 2023 please put your brown bin out for collection as normal as the collection crews will know which properties have subscribed.

    Would you like to know what happens to the contents of your bins once they have been collected? Then please take a look at our Where Does it Go, which shows the destinations of the recycling and waste collected in Stafford Borough.

    You can check your collection dates online

    Your wheeled bins must be ready by 7am on collection day and placed at your nearest collection point at the boundary of your property. Please ensure your bin is clearly visible for the collection crew and not causing inconvenience to others. 

    The Council provides one bin per household for each service you receive. Please see below for further information.  


    You can turn some of your waste into compost at home by using a compost bin.

    For more information on buying a composter and how to start composting please visit the Council's partnership website or call the helpline on 08445 714444.

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