What happens to your waste

What happens to food tins, drink and aerosol cans?

100% of the tins and cans you recycle at home are made into new products in the UK. 

They could come back as another can, part of a fridge, a new car or even part of an aeroplane.

What happens to glass bottles and jars?

100% of the glass bottles and jars you recycle at home are made into new products in the UK. 

They could come back as another jar or even as loft insulation.

What happens to plastic bottles?

100% of the plastic bottles you recycle at home are sold into the UK market. 

They could come back as a new plastic bottle, a drainpipe, a children's toy, garden furniture or even a car bumper. 

What happens to paper and cardboard?

100% of the paper and cardboard you recycle at home is sold into overseas markets. 

The cereal box you recycle today could come back as another box, a newspaper or even a greetings card.

What happens to garden waste and food waste?

100% of the garden waste and food waste you recycle at home is processed in the North West region of the UK to turn it into quality soil enricher and compost for use back in our gardens.