Recycling Performance

Headline Figures

How much household waste is reused, recycled and composted in South Staffordshire?
Between 1st April 2019 and 31st March 2020, we recycled and composted 51.00% of household waste. In total:

  • 12,259 tonnes of garden waste was collected from the green bin and converted into compost
  • 10,531 tonnes of recyclable material was collected from the blue bins and recycled back into new products
  • 20,644 tonnes of non-recyclable waste was collected from grey bins and treated at an energy recovery facility, equivalent to more than half a tonne per household per year.

How much waste do we currently send to landfill?
As of October 2013, no household waste collected from grey wheeled bins in South Staffordshire is sent directly to landfill. All such waste is now delivered to the energy recovery facility (ERF) at Four Ashes which is operated by Veolia Environment on behalf of Staffordshire County Council. Click to view video of the process at Four Ashes ERF.

What is the cost of household waste collection in South Staffordshire?
Between 1st April 2019 and 31st March 2020, the total cost of household waste collection in South Staffordshire was £50.97 per household per year, which equates to 98p per household per week.

How much could be recycled and composted in South Staffordshire?
We estimate that 70% of all household waste in South Staffordshire can be reused or recycled using the kerbside recycling services and recycling centres located throughout the district.

Where do we send material collected as part of the Council's waste and recycling services?
The table below details the companies that received material once it has been collected by the Council or its contractors during 2019/20 Where material is not completely recycled or composted at the first stage, details of the next reprocessor (Stage 2) have been provided:

Material Stage 1 Reprocessor Stage 1 Reprocessor Address Stage 2 Reprocessor/Broker Stage 2 Reprocessor/Broker Address
Green waste Simpro Ltd The Technology Centre, Wton Science Park, Glaisher Drive, Wton, WV10 9RU N/A N/A
Textiles (banks) JMP Wilcox Company Ltd Beldray Works, Beldray Road, Bilston, West Mids, WV14 7NH N/A N/A
Cardboard (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH D S Smith Ltd Kemsley Paper Mill, Kemsley, Sittingbourne, ME10 2TD
Cardboard (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH Visy Recycling Europe Ltd 80 Caroline Street, Birmingham, B3 1UP
Cardboard (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH Ekman Recycling Ltd 10th Floor Hyde House, Edgware Road, London, NW9 6LH
Cardboard (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH VIPA Packaging UK Ltd 6 London Str, London, W2 1HR
Paper (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH Materials Recycling & Consultancy Ltd Eaton Lane, Tarporley, CW6 9DL
Paper (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH O'Brien Waste Recycling Solutions Ltd Eastmans Work, Brenda Road, Hartlepool, TS25 2BS
Paper (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH Ekman Recycling Ltd 10th Floor Hyde House, Edgware Road, London, NW9 6LH
Paper (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH VIPA Packaging UK Ltd 6 London Str, London, W2 1HR
Paper (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH Palm Paper Ltd Former British Sugar Site, Poplar Avenue, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE34 3AL
Glass (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH Recresco Ltd Urban Road, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 8AP
Glass (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH Tetron Welbeck Welbeck Colliery Waste Facility, Elkesley Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG20 9PU
Cans (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH Morris and Co Handlers Ltd Bankwood Lane, Doncaster, DN11 0PS
Cans (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH Novelis UK Ltd Latchford Locks Works, Thelwall Lane, Cheshire, WA4 1NN
Cans (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH City Metals Recycling Ltd Oldbury Road, West Midlands, B70 9DS
Cans (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH European Metals Recycling Ltd Uncouth Road, Milnrow, Rochdale, OL16 3DD
Plastics (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH Biffa Polymers Limited Plastics Road, Wilton International, Redcar, TS10 4RG
Plastics (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH Clearpoint Recycling Ltd The Inovation Centre, Hornbeam Park, H arrogate, HG2 8QT
Plastics (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH Monoworld Ltd Rushden Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 1NB
Plastics (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH IP Polymers Ltd Scandinavian Way, Grimsby, DN41 8DT
Plastics (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH Trading Products Ltd Greaves West & Ayre, Sandgate, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1EW
Plastics (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH DTS Trading Ltd Cranmore Place, Cranmore Drive, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4RZ
Plastics (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH Clean Tech Europe Ltd Tofts Farm Ind Est, Hartlepool, Cleveland, TS25 2BQ
Rejected material (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH Eco Power Environmental Ltd Bankwood Lane, Rossington, Doncaster, DN11 0PS
Rejected material (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited Westgate, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8YH Niramax Group Ltd Tofts Farm Ind Est, Hartlepool, Cleveland, TS25 2BQ
WEEE (kerbside) Sims Group UK Ltd Hewell Road, Redditch, Worcestershire, B97 6AN N/A N/A
Batteries (kerbside) Silver Lining Industries Ltd (T/A WasteCare) Selby Road, Garforth, Leeds, LS25 1NB N/A N/A
WEEE (bulky) FCC Waste Services (UK) Limited HWRC, Poplars Landfill, Lichfield Rd, Cannock, WS11 8NQ N/A N/A
WEEE (bulky) FCC Waste Services (UK) Limited HWRC, Pendeford Mill Lane, Bilbrook, WV8 1JJ N/A N/A
WEEE (bulky) FCC Waste Services (UK) Limited HWRC, Botterham Lane, Wombourne, DY3 4RA N/A N/A
Street sweepings Sita Wastecare Ltd Consolidation House, Neachells Lane, Willienhall, West Midlands, WV13 3RG N/A N/A
Litter Veolia ES Staffordshire Limited The Dell, Enterprise Drive, Four Ashes, South Staffordshire, WV10 7DF N/A N/A
Domestic waste Veolia ES Staffordshire Limited The Dell, Enterprise Drive, Four Ashes, South Staffordshire, WV10 7DF N/A N/A
Clinical SRCL Ltd Four Ashes Clinical Waste Treatment Plant, 1 Station Rd, Four Ashes, WV10 7DG N/A N/A
Scrap metal Hodsons Bloxwich Ltd Bloxwich Road, Walsall, WS2 7BD N/A N/A
Dead animals Rick Strain and Sons Ltd Power Station Road, Rugeley, WS15 2HS N/A N/A
Fly tipping Biffa Waste Services Ltd Poplars Landfill, Lichfield Road, Cannock, WS11 3EQ N/A N/A
Fly tipping Veolia ES Staffordshire Limited The Dell, Enterprise Drive, Four Ashes, South Staffordshire, WV10 7DF N/A N/A
Tyres (fly tipping) D M E Tyres Ltd Unit 1 Zone 2, Burntwood Business Park, Burntwood, Staffordshire, WS7 3JQ N/A N/A

Last updated 29th June 2020.

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