What is glass waste?
Glass waste consists of containers, such as clean jars and bottles.
Why is it important to recycle glass?
Glass is one of the heaviest waste streams so segregating it reduces the weight of your general waste bins, making them safer to move and potentially reducing costs. It can also be recycled an infinite amount of times!
How is glass recycled?
We collect glass from your site and transport it to reprocessors, who remelt the glass and make new glass jars and bottles, starting the cycle again.
2 examples of what can be recycled
- Glass Jars
- Glass Wine & Beer Bottles (clear, Green & Brown)
Dry Mixed Recycling
What is Dry Mixed Recycling (DMR)?
Dry Mixed Recycling (or DMR) is a mix of recyclable material collected in a single bin. Our DMR mix consists of cardboard, paper, plastic bottles, tins and cans.
Why is it important to recycle DMR?
DMR consists of the most common recyclable materials. Every two tonnes of mixed recyclables collected avoids one tonne of equivalent carbon emissions.
How is DMR recycled?
The material should be placed loose within the container and once collected the DMR is taken to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where it is sorted into its individual fractions before being baled and sent to be recycled into new products.
5 examples of what can be recycled
- Plastic bottles
What is General Waste?
General Waste consists of all non-recyclable waste, including low grade plastics, polythene and non recyclable packaging.
What happens to my General Waste?
Once it is collected, General Waste is taken to an Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facility where the energy value of the waste is recovered creating a source of renewable energy.
4 examples of what goes in General Waste
Packaging contaminated with food - e.g. pizza boxes, unwashed jars/cans
Plastic Wrapping (bubble Wrap)
Food waste collection
What is food waste?
Food waste is food that is left over as a result of food preparation or left over food from restaurants and takeaways or packaged food waste that might have gone beyond its sell by date.
Why are food waste collections important?
Food waste collections will save you money and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It can be recycled into a fertiliser, or even generate electricity.
How is food waste recycled?
Food can be recycled via In-vessel composting; mixing food waste with garden waste before undergoing processes to create a high-quality soil conditioner. Or;
Via Anaerobic Digestion, which uses microorganisms to break down food waste which gives off methane. This is collected and converted into biogas and used to generate electricity, heat or transport fuels. It also creates a nutrient-rich digestate that can be used as a fertiliser.
5 examples of what can go in to food waste collections