Services affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Bins, recycling and tips - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Waste and recycling collections are continuing as normal.

We will update this page if there any any service updates.

Helping our waste and recycling teams

To help protect our waste and recycling teams as they empty bins across the district, please follow this advice: 

If you have COVID-19 symptoms (a continuous cough and/or a high temperature) or you have a confirmed case in your household, please dispose of your personal waste, such as tissues and disposable cleaning cloths, securely within a plastic bag that is tied up. With clean hands, place the bag into another plastic bag, tie it securely and kept it separate from other waste. After setting aside for 72 hours, place the bag in your black bin.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

If you live in a building with communal waste areas, please store the personal waste bin bags as above for at least 72 hours before putting them in the communal bins.

Wash your bin handles

As an extra precaution, we are asking our residents to clean their bin handles before and after emptying. This will help to protect you and our waste and recycling teams.

Thank you for your support.

Household recycling centres (tips)

All 14 of Staffordshire County Council's household waste recycling centres have now closed to the public until further notice.