Residents urged to take extra recycling to centres

Monday, 24th December 2018

RESIDENTS are being urged to take their excess Christmas recycling to one of Staffordshire’s recycling centres.

The call from Staffordshire County Council comes ahead of one of the busiest times for recycling, as people dispose of boxes and containers from Christmas gifts, as well as food wrapping.

If the recycling bin is full, people are being urged to take any extra recycling to their local Household Waste Recycling Centre, where it can be sorted and recycled.

Staffordshire County Council operates 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres across the county so there is one within a short drive for every resident.

READ MORE: Christmas bin collections and recycling reminder

For Tamworth residents, the closest recycling centre is the jointly funded Lower House Farm, close to Dordon.

This site is shared by Warwickshire and Staffordshire residents and caters for most waste and the image below gives you an idea.

Waste that can be recycled at Lower House Farm.

Waste that can be recycled at Lower House Farm and Lichfield.

The next local site for Tamworth residents is the site in Lichfield, which can be found on Witley Drive, off Tame Valley Road.

Both the Lower House Farm and Lichfield site will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day but will operate normal opening hours all other days.

Below we have created a handy map which highlights all the recycling centres in Staffordshire and Warwickshire.


County Councillor Gill Heath, Cabinet Member for Communities said: “Many people find that their recycling bins get full over the Christmas period, as they dispose of cardboard and plastic from presents and food.  It’s great that people are being environmentally-minded.

“It’s always advisable to check your local recycling, but if you bring your extra recycling to one of our Household Waste Recycling Centres, you can be sure it will be recycled.”

Information on opening hours for over the Christmas and New Year period can be found at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/recycling and www.warwickshire.gov.uk/lowerhousefarm