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What happens to your waste and recycling?

Recycling

The recycling waste does not go to landfill. Your recycling is sent off for processing at various plants. Examples of what it becomes :-

Gl​ass– b​ecomes another bottle or jar.

Paper – is recycled back into newspaper and magazines. ​It can also be shredded to make animal bedding and packing materials.

Ti​ns - 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.​

Carto​ns – 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.

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