Garden Waste Collected Suspended

The Council has taken the decision to suspend its garden waste collection service following a significant reduction in the availability of refuse workers predominately as a result of coronavirus.

Protecting the health and wellbeing of both the community and staff is its biggest priority and whilst the Council makes every effort to minimise disruption, the number of refuse workers unavailable is impacting the service in the short term.

As a result, the Council has taken a decision to suspend all brown bin (garden waste) collections from Thursday 13th January 2022. This will allow the refuse team to focus efforts and resources on blue bin (dry recycling) and grey bin (residual waste) collections. 

The Council will continue to review its available resources on a daily basis with a view to resuming the garden waste service as soon as possible. As from Thursday 20th January the service remains suspended. An update will be posted every Thursday and sooner should the situation change.

The Council cannot rule out further reductions in the level of service, but at this stage, there is no impact on the frequency of collections or any change to the date of collections. Residents should continue to present their blue and grey bins on alternate weeks on their usual collection day.

The County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres remain open and will accept garden waste or please see more about home composting.

Use our search facility to find out what day your bins are to be collected and to download a calendar.

You can order a new, replacement or repair to a bin or let us know if you think we've missed your bin collection.

Find out what you can and what you can't put into each bin.

We can collect domestic appliances, furniture and similar household items up to a maximum of 10 items.

There are four household recycling centres in and around East Staffordshire.

There are also a number of smaller recycling banks around East Staffordshire.

Everyday millions of things that could be reused or recycled end up being thrown away. Here are some tips to help you create less waste.