Recycling and Waste

Brown Bin 2023 - Sign up to Garden Waste Collection

Don’t forget to sign up for your 2023 Garden Waste Permit.

This permit will be valid for services between 1 January to 31 December 2023. If you are signing up or have signed up after 1 January 2023, your brown bin will be collected on the first scheduled collection day (the same day as your blue bin and bag) that occurs after the initial five working days following sign up.

This five day period enables checks and integration to take place. There could be up to a further five days before the permit is delivered but your information will be on the crew's computer system and they will empty your bin whilst you wait for the permit to arrive.

To prevent future service delays, early sign up is available from November each year for the following year’s service.

Would you like to know what happens to the contents of your bins once they have been collected? Then please take a look at our Where Does it Go, which shows the destinations of the recycling and waste collected in Stafford Borough.

You can check your collection dates online

Your wheeled bins must be ready by 7am on collection day and placed at your nearest collection point at the boundary of your property. Please ensure your bin is clearly visible for the collection crew and not causing inconvenience to others. 

The Council provides one bin per household for each service you receive. Please see below for further information.  


You can turn some of your waste into compost at home by using a compost bin.

For more information on buying a composter and how to start composting please visit the Council's partnership website or call the helpline on 08445 714444.

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