When you leave waste in a skip or container for us, you want to be confident that as little of it goes to landfill as possible. Currently we recycle 80-85% of the waste we collect. We aim to increase this percentage year-on-year.
|Material||Arrives as||What We Do With It||Reused As|
|Paper||Sacks of waste paper||Pulp, compact||Packaging|
|Cardboard||Old cardboard boxes||Pulp, compact, compress, bale||Packaging|
|Glass||Bottles, jars||Remove lids and labels, crush and melt into cullet||New glass products|
|Wood||Furniture, pallets, window frames, sheds||Treat and chip||Biomass fuel,
|Hardcore||Bricks, concrete, stone||Crush||Aggregates for new building materials|
|Metal||Wire, fittings, left over materials, cans||Bale and strip||New metals|
|Plasterboard||Plasterboard||Separate, crush||New plasterboard|
|Textiles||Curtains, clothing, sofa covers||Shred, bale|
|Plastics||Garden furniture, toys, bottles||Bale and compact||New plastics|
|Soil||Soil and inert material from digging foundations||Screen||Road base|
Any remaining waste that goes to landfill is carefully recorded.