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We’re responsible for the environmental issues that affect your quality of life.

This includes looking at the suitability of major planning developments like waste disposal sites and mineral extraction, We also oversee the disposal of domestic rubbish at waste disposal sites.

Summer opening hours at recycling centres

Waste recycling centre

Staffordshire County Council’s household waste recycling centres are open for longer for residents tackling jobs around the house. All 14 of the county’s sites have moved on to their summer timetable and will be open on May’s bank holidays, as well as their usual opening hours for all kinds of garden and household bits and pieces. Clive Thomson, Staffordshire County ...

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Clear-up operation of illegally dumped commercial waste ends

Madeley Heath after

Hundreds of tonnes of illegally dumped commercial waste have been cleared from the countryside. Staffordshire County Council, working with the Forestry Commission and Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, coordinated the removal from a car park and public footpath at Gladings Wood, Madeley Heath, west of Newcastle. An excavator loaded 15 lorries over three days to take away 175 tonnes of rubbish for ...

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Pair receive permanent injunction for unlawful waste site

Breaking News

A high court injunction order has been served on an operative and landowner of an unlawful waste site in Staffordshire – prohibiting them from importing or processing material there. Staffordshire County Council served interim injunction order on the two men in November 2016. This latest ruling means that the order is now permanent, and means no material can be brought ...

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£70m regional partnership to create 700 jobs

IC5 Keel

Seven hundred jobs are set to be created and over 1,000 businesses supported as a result of a £70m research-led collaboration led by one UK’s top universities. Keele University will work in partnership with Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust to deliver ...

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New recycling centre ready to open

A new £1.5 million permanent household waste recycling centre will open next week. The development has been built on brownfield land off Dove Way, Uttoxeter, to replace the town’s previous permanent site at Pennycroft Lane after landowners East Staffordshire District Council earmarked it for housing. Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for Communities and the Environment, said: “The new ...

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Plan to manage Staffordshire’s mineral resources and protect communities takes a step closer

Quarry

Plans to protect local communities and the environment during future quarrying in Staffordshire have been approved by an independent inspector on behalf of the Secretary of State. The Minerals Local Plan shows how local communities and the environment will be protected and where sand, gravel and other minerals will come from over the next 15 years. The Plan follows a ...

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High court injunction order served on unlawful waste site operatives

Gill Heath

A high court interim injunction order has been served on two operatives of an unlawful waste site in Staffordshire – prohibiting them from importing or processing material there. Staffordshire County Council served the interim injunction order this week, meaning no material can be brought onto or processed at Oak Tree Farm at Slitting Mill near Rugeley. Waste material has been ...

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Charges to cover cost of recycling non-household waste

Rubble

Small charges to cover the cost of recycling non-household waste are being introduced on November 1st at Staffordshire’s household waste recycling centres. A big bag of soil and or rubble will cost £3; plasterboard will cost £4 per sheet, or big bag; and tyres will cost £4 each. Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for Environment and the Communities, ...

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People to have their say on protecting Cannock Chase’s natural habitat

heathland

People are being invited to have their say on the best ways to look after Cannock Chase’s natural habitat. Cannock Chase Country Park, Bevin’s Birches and the adjoining land are much loved by visitors and tranquil areas to walk dogs, ride bikes or horses and explore the wildlife. They also lie within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a ...

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Wildlife habitat to be enhanced as part of major road scheme

A nature reserve and section of river in Stafford will be improved to create better wildlife habitats as part of wider works to build a new relief road. The habitat improvement at Doxey Marshes nature reserve, which is a Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) will involve lowering an area of land to create ideal wet-grassland nesting conditions for birds such ...

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