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Black bin - non-recyclable household waste

What happens to my general waste?

Rubbish that’s put in to the black bin is not recycled and is disposed of using waste to energy incinerators.

The incinerators power themselves by creating energy which is then distributed to the surrounding areas. Although much better than previous incineration methods, these rubbish disposal systems do have an environmental impact and may prevent materials from being reused and recycled.

Last updated Thursday, 17th December 2015

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