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Brown lid bin - recyclables

What happens to my recycling?

Brown lid recycling bin

Your recycling is collected and kept separate. There are two compartments in the truck;

Your insert items (paper and cardboard) are sent to a facility to be further sorted in to the different standards of paper and card, bulked and sent directly to be recycled in to paper, toilet roll and much more.

Recyclables from the main body of the bin are sent to a facility in Teesside to be sorted into the different materials, bulked and then sent to be recycled in to something new. Your old plastic bottles could be recycled and become a new plastic bottle or even a fleece jacket!


Textiles are collected and sorted. Clothing in good condition is sent on to charities, anything that cannot be re-used is sent on to be made in to rags.

Last updated Thursday, 17th December 2015

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