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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

A Load of Rubbish

Green-fingered Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is making a positive contribution to the environment.

Since the start of the year, almost all of the 2.383 tonnes of rubbish generated at Service headquarters in Stone and at stations across Staffordshire has been recycled. The remainder has been bailed for use as fuel at a local cement works.

"Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to sustainability."

Ian Housley, Operational Assurance Manager

Operational Assurance Manager for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Ian Housley, said: "We launched our dedicated recycling project at the beginning of January.

"Working to strict guidelines, and supported by Briers Waste, we are monitoring and collecting the rubbish we produce. It will all be used in the most productive way, as a resource to support and sustain projects and schemes which benefit the community."

Since the start of 2010 Briers Waste has confirmed 2.1129 of the 2.383 tonnes of waste generated at Service headquarters, Cannock, Stafford and Gnosall in January has been recycled.

"Nothing has gone to landfill and that’s what we’re aiming for, it’s superb," adds Ian. "Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to sustainability.

"As evidence of this a £300,000 project to fit solar panels to buildings at Headquarters is currently in progress. More stations will be signing up to take part in our recycling project in the coming months."