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Recycling and Waste

    Your current recycling and waste collection calendar will come to an end in January 2018.

    Improvements to the service are being made by our new waste and recycling contractor who will be issuing a new calendar to you later in the year.

    Until then please put your bins out on your normal collection day – unless that collection is on the Bank Holidays listed below.

    Normal Collection Day Revised Collection Day
    Monday 2 April 2018 (Easter Monday) Saturday 31 March 2018
    Monday 7 May 2018 (Early May Bank Holiday) Saturday 5 May 2018
    Monday 28 May 2018 (Late May Bank Holiday) Saturday 26 May 2018


    Please have your bins at your collection point by 7am.

    You can also check your collection dates online 

    Stafford Borough Council provides one bin per household for each service you receive - green (general waste), blue (mixed recycling) with a paper caddy 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. 

    Your wheeled bins must be ready by 7.00am on collection day. Place the wheeled bins for collection at the boundary of your property nearest to the collection point, clearly visible to the collection crew and avoiding any inconvenience to others. Please refer to your collection calendar which will indicate your day of the week and the wheeled bin(s) to be collected or enter your postcode above to check your collection dates.


    Most composters have a lid and a hatch but the designs can vary.  Over a period of time, garden and kitchen waste (not meat as this can attract vermin) deposited in the composter will break down into a compost that can be used on the garden.

    A wide range of home composters and accessories are available by visiting the Council's partnership website.  This website also provides helpful composting tips and advice on how to get started and how to get the best results with your compost.

    Alternatively, residents can order composters and get advice by calling the Helpline on 08445 714444.

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