Your bin service - Coronavirus updates

    General Waste (green bin)

    This service is currently operating as scheduled, please put your bin out for collection by 7am.


    Recycling (blue bin)

    This service is currently operating as scheduled, please put your bin out for collection by 7am.


    Paper and Cardboard (blue bag)

    This service is operating as scheduled, please put your blue bag out on your blue bin collection day by 7am.

    The majority of the Borough has now received the new blue bag for recycling and cardboard.  

    If you have not received your initial blue bag please email info@staffordbc.gov.uk with your address details and we will deliver your bag as soon as possible.

    Please do not dispose of used or unused tissues or kitchen roll in your blue bag at any time.  These items should be disposed of as general waste and in a securely tied bag.

    Do you live in a flat with a bin store or communal collection point?

    Don’t worry that you have not had a blue bag – we are making different arrangements for flats with bin stores or communal collection points.  We will shortly be sending out letters explaining your new arrangements for recycling paper and card.  Larger grey bins with blue lids, marked as paper and card only, will be delivered to your bin stores over the next few weeks – start using them as soon as they arrive.  In the meantime, continue with your current arrangements as your recycling will still be collected and sorted properly.

    Communal Grey Bin FAQs


    Garden Waste (brown bin)

    This service is currently operating as scheduled, please put your bin out for collection by 7am.

    What else can I do with my garden waste?

    A lot of your garden waste can be home composted. Further information on compost bins and advice on home composting can be found at www.getcomposting.com.

    Will the brown bin service be suspended again?

    This service will continue to be monitored on a daily basis and we cannot rule out that this service will not be suspended again in the future.  Please check our webpage www.staffordbc.gov.uk/binday or follow us on Twitter or Facebook for further updates.


    Household Waste Recycling Centres – St Albans Road, Stafford and Beacon Road, Stone

    Staffordshire County Council have reopened all Household Waste Recycling Centres. Please see their website  for opening hours and currently acceptable waste streams.


    Waste Handling at Home Advice 

    Households that are self isolating should follow the UK Government's 'Stay at home' advice which states:

    • Store personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths securely within disposable rubbish bags. Please do not place any of these items in your recycling containers as they will not be collected.
    • Place these bags into another bag, tied securely and keep separate from other waste. 
    • These bags should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external general waste bin.

    Please dispose of your other household waste as normal and ensure all rubbish bags are all securely tied to help prevent spills and protect our collection teams and the public. 


    Civic Amenity Site Visits

    This service has been suspended until further notice.


    Please keep checking this page as we will update regularly.
     

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