What happens to your waste and recycling?
The recycling waste does not go to landfill. Your recycling is sent off for processing at various plants. Examples of what it becomes :-
Glass– becomes another bottle or jar.
Paper – is recycled back into newspaper and magazines. It can also be shredded to make animal bedding and packing materials.
Tins - Metal can be recycled with no loss of quality and can be used to make anything from a plane to a fridge or even another can.
Plastics - Plastics can be made into a range of products such as bin liners, carrier bags, sewer pipes and even fleece jackets.
Cartons – the various materials that make the cartons are separated into paperboard, aluminium and polymers and recycled into items such as cardboard and construction panels. Visit theAce-uk website for more information.
Aerosols – the steel and aluminium is recycled to make items such as cans.
Cardboard – recycled back into corrugated cardboard.
Food waste - You can also reduce the amount of waste to landfill by using your weekly food waste caddy or by signing up for the garden waste service.