Recycling is a really easy way for you to do your bit to help make Staffordshire sustainable.
Staffordshire provides lots of ways for you to recycle. You can use your recycling bin at home, visit one of our 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres and even get into composting.
“88% of UK households consider recycling to be part of their normal routine.”
Tips for recycling at home
3. Don’t wishcycle – Wishcycling is the act of tossing items into the recycling bin, even if you aren’t sure if they are recyclable. Unfortunately, this is another thing that results in contamination. If you aren’t sure if you can recycle it, check online. If you can’t find the answer, throw it in the general waste bin.
Visit a local recycling centre
Did you know that we have fourteen Household Waste Recycling Centres spread across Staffordshire?
The sites have 1.5 million visitors each year and recycle more than 45,000 tonnes of waste – the same weight as the titanic!
You can recycle more than 42 different materials at the sites including wood, paint, hard plastic, garden waste, cardboard, rubble, oil, scrap metal, carpets, electrical items and more.
Get into composting
Composting is a great way to recycle your old food scraps into a free nutrient rich food for your garden which can be used on the vegetable garden, flower beds or placed around trees to improve soil structure and nutrient content.
It’s easy to do and is an easy way to reduce your carbon footprint and waste – and it’s fun!
If you live in Staffordshire, you can get a discounted compost bin.