Waste and Recycling Links
Comprehensive details of recycling in the UK, including local recycling facilities, purchasing recycled products and details of recycling in the home, at work and in the garden.
Mailing Preference Service
Reduce junk mail that is delivered to your property by registering, free of charge, with the Mailing Preference Service (MPS). Links to the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and Facsimile Preference Service (FPS) are also available.
Tools for Self Reliance
Promoting the collection and re-use of tools, to be sent to some of the poorest countries in Africa.
Information on paint re-use schemes throughout the UK.
British Heart Foundation
Offers free collections of furniture and electrical items.
Katherine House Hospice Reuse Shop
Donate unwanted electrical items. Located at the Cannock Household Recycling Centre.
Charity Retail Association
Re-use your unwanted items through charity shops, raising much needed funds.
Furniture Reuse Network
Promotes the re-use of household furniture, repairing and re-using over 250,000 domestic appliances each year.
Unwanted household items can be given away or exchanged via a series of websites and forums. South Staffordshire Council is not responsible for the content of external websites listed below. Users of these forums do so at their own risk. The websites offer a hosting forum for exchangers to contact one another, and users consent to publishing personal details for this purpose.
It is the responsibility of individual users of the websites to arrange collection or delivery of items. Please ensure that you protect your personal safety at all times during any exchanges. Individual disclaimers are available on each website. Use of the relevant sites and forums and denotes acceptance of these terms and conditions.
International non-profit movement allowing members to pass on and collect unwanted items free of charge.
National grass roots organisation of people who are giving and receiving free unwanted items in their immediate communities.
Guidance for business
Comprehensive information and regulation of our natural environment, including details of registered waste carriers and hazardous waste regulations.
Staffordshire Business and Environment Network
Offers practical advice and support for business across Staffordshire.
Independent company funded by Government. Role is to help the UK move towards a low carbon future.
International, National and Regional Government Websites
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Overall responsibility for development of sustainable waste management practices. Comprehensive data on regulations governing the waste and recycling industry.
Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)
Promote sustainable waste management initiatives such as home composting and real nappy scheme. Also work to create stable markets for recycled products. Links to individual websites, including:
Staffordshire County Council
Responsible for waste disposal. Full details of waste strategies and recycling facilities across Staffordshire.
Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)
Professional body for waste and resource management.