Where does my recycling go?

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Kerbside Collections

Food Waste
(collected with green waste)

Envar Ltd
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
PE28 3BS

Topsoil and soil impover  

Food Waste
(collected with food waste)

 

Envar Ltd
Huntingdon,
Cambridgeshire
PE28 3BS
Topsoil and soil impover  
Glass Recycling

Berrymans
South Kirby,
West Yorkshire

New glass bottles & jars  
Mixed Textiles and Clothes

Essex Textiles
 Rayleigh,
Essex

Reusable clothing to the Developing World;
non-reusable clothing to industrial rags
 
Pink Sack

Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)

Newport Paper
Hockwold,
Suffolk
IP26 4JG

 Pink Sack material is sorted here before taken to recyclers for recycling, see below.  

 Pink Sack
(post MRF)

Novelis Recycling
Warrington,
Cheshire
WA4 1NN
 New aluminium cans and aluminium products  

 Pink Sack
(post MRF)

Severnside Recycling 
Sittingbourne,
Kent
ME10 2TD
 New cardboard packaging products  

Pink Sack

(post MRF) 

UPM 
Shotton,
Flintshire
CH5 2LL
 New paper products, mainly newsprint  
 
(post MRF)
J&A Young
Oakham,
Leicester
 New plastic packaging products  
 Pink Sack
(post MRF)
EMR
Canning Town, London 
 New steel cans and other steel products  
Scrap metal Benfleet Scrap
Benfleet, Essex
 New metal products  
Recycling Centres for Household Waste

EWRG
School Road
Huddersfield
HD5 0JS

 New metal & plastic products  
Recycling Centres for Household Waste

EWRG
School Road
Huddersfield
HD5 0JS

New metal & plastic products  
Recycling Centres for Household Waste

EMR
Wilesdon
NW10 6QY

New metal & plastic products  
Recycling Centres for Household Waste

EMR
Wilesdon
NW10 6QY

New metal & plastic products  

Recycling Bank Collections

Mixed Textiles and Clothes  LM Barry
London
E16 4TG
 Reusable clothing to the Developing World;
non-reusable clothing to industrial rags
 
Battery Recycling Battery Recycler
Darlaston
WS10 8JR
 
Chemicals retrieved and treated.  Metals recycled.  

Non-recyclable Collections

Other Waste

Landfill Site

Veolia
Pitsea,
Basildon
SS16 4UH

NOT RECYCLED 
Buried in the ground