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Tips (household waste recycling centres)

Household waste recycling centres, or tips, in the district are run by Staffordshire County Council. The centres have facilities to recycle paper and card, low energy light bulbs, glass bottles, electrical appliances, fridges, freezers, scrap metal, car batteries, oil and much more.

To find out more, as well as what you can recycle at each of the tips, click the centre nearest to you:

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If you have any queries please contact Staffordshire County Council customer services on 0300 111 8000 or email

Charges at household waste recycling centres

Staffordshire County council has introduced charges for certain non-household waste at all the Household Waste Recycling Centres across the county.

It is not a statutory duty for the sites to take household waste that isn’t produced in the normal day-to-day occupation of a home. Waste from DIY or garden work is not legally regarded as normal household rubbish. 

As a result, towards the end of 2016 Staffordshire County Council started charging for the disposal of some DIY type waste, including soil and rubble, plasterboard and tyres at its household waste and recycling centres. The charge contribute to the cost of disposing of the materials, and Staffordshire County Council will not make a profit as a result. 

Find out more about the charges on Staffordshire County Council's website.

Think about donating useful items first

Before you take your unwanted items to the tip, remember, charity shops are always looking for good quality items of clothing, records, books and bric-a-brac. Lichfield Freecycle website, also aims to reduce the amount of rubbish we throw away by giving people an opportunity to give away things that they don't need.

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District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6YY

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