Changes and Updates to Council Services

Please see below for changes and updates to Council Services for Residents

Bin Collections

Waste collections are operating as normal (Green, Blue and Brown bins). Please leave your bins out until emptied. 

Collections will be completed by 7pm. Any missed bins should be reported with 24 hours.

We ask residents to not approach refuse crews, or if necessary to please respect social distancing and to clean handles and lids of their waste containers before and after collections to prevent the spread of Covid19.

Household Waste and Recycling Centres

All 14 household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) run by Staffordshire County Council are open.

For Further information please visit

Cannock Chase has two Household Waste Recycling Centres within its borders at Cannock and Rugeley.

Both sites are run and managed by Staffordshire County Council. Please follow this link for further information.

Schools and Childcare for Critical Workers

Has your school or childcare provider had to close due to Coronavirus? If you need emergency childcare in your local area contact or call 01785 27820


Outdoor markets in Cannock and Rugeley are now open again (since June), following updated advice from the government. All traders have been working with the Council to trade safely, which includes signs displaying social distancing measures. Hand sanitiser will be available and all hard surfaces will be sanitised regularly. Cannock Street Market, operated by Bescot, has opened with a new layout to allow for appropriate social distancing.

Indoor markets

  • Rugeley Indoor Market Hall

For more information please visit our main markets page

Planning Services

The Council's planning services staff are currently dealing with a large volume of enquiries and planning applications. As a result, timescales for responses and the investigation of potential breaches of planning regulations are likely to be extended whilst this situation persists.

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