Take a look at what happens to your rubbish after it leaves our Household Waste Recycling Centres.
Paper and card is sorted at our Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and then taken to newsprint or board mills in the UK where it is made into new paper and card products.
Plastics are collected by local charity Reclaim and then sent for recycling in the UK. Your old plastics could make many new things from garden furniture to pens and food containers.
Food and drink cans are sorted into aluminium and steel by local charity Reclaim. The aluminium cans are recycled into new products in Warrington. The steel is recycled by EMR, Sheffield.
Glass bottles and jars are taken to Berryman sites in Yorkshire where they are melted and used to make new bottles, jars or aggregate. The recycled glass is used in the UK and exported abroad.
Textiles are sent to recycling company Cohens in Manchester. They are distributed throughout the UK and Eastern Europe.
Shoes are collected by European Recycling Company and sent to Germany to be sorted. They are sold to developing countries.
Garden waste is taken by Veolia to one of two places:
Green Estate sites in Sheffield use the garden waste to make compost. You can buy the compost from Green Estate or Heeley City Farm. The compost is also used on Sheffield City Council reclamation land.
Butterfields composting site in Rotherham compost the garden waste. It is used on Yorkshire Water reclamation land as a soil enhancer.
Large electrical (WEEE) items are recycled in the UK and Europe.
Small electrical (WEEE) items are recycled or reused by Reclaimed Appliances in Lincolnshire.
Fridges (WEEE) are sorted at Veolia's Tinsley transfer station then taken to a plant in Grantham to be recycled.
Fluorescent tubes and mixed lamps (WEEE) are taken to a WasteCare plant in Leeds for recycling.
CRT's (WEEE) are recycled or reused by Reclaimed Appliances in Lincolnshire.
Ink cartridges are taken to a recycling plant in London where they are sorted and refilled.
Mobile phones are collected by SHP Ltd on behalf of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. They are taken to Lancaster where they are reused or recycled.
Batteries are collected by BatteryBack PLC who send them to Belgium to be recycled.
Mixed Wood is taken by Virridor to be sorted at Salmon Pastures transfer station. It is taken for recycling in Manchester or sent around the UK to be used for composting and animal bedding.
Wood and chipboard are taken to R Plevin and Sons Ltd sites in Elkesley and Manchester for sorting and distribution to chipboard factories and used for animal bedding and composting.
Plasterboard is taken to Roy Hatfield and Sons Ltd in Rotherham where it is sorted and ground. It is recycled in the UK into aggregate, fire retardent materials and new plasterboard.
Rubble is sorted at Veolia's Tinsley transfer station then recycled in the UK.
Scrap metal is taken to European Metal Recyclers Ltd in Sheffield and recycled.
Waste oils are taken to the ECO-Oil reprocesing plant and are recycled into a medium grade secondary fuel oil.
Car batteries collected from Douglas Road, Deepcar and High Green are taken to European Metal Recyclers Ltd in Sheffield to be recycled. Car batteries collected from Beighton and Blacksotck Road are taken to Sims Metal Recyclers Ltdin Sheffield for recycling.