What happens to your household recyclables?

Red box materials

3 stage process for recycling red box items

  1. Your red recycling box is emptied into one of our collection vehicles at the kerbside
  2. The paper and card is taken to a recycling facility in Kent
  3. Here, the paper and card is processed and turned into new, lower grade paper

Green box materials

 4 stage process of what happens to green box materials

  1. Your green recycling box is emptied into one of our collection vehicles at the kerbside
  2. The plastic bottles and cans are taken to a materials recovery facility (MRF) in Essex
  3. Here, the materials are sorted and separated out before being baled up
  4. The bales of material are then sent on for recycling, so they can be turned into new products

Food waste

4 stage process of what happens to food waste

  1. Your large food waste caddy is emptied into one of our collection vehicles at the kerbside
  2. The food waste is taken to a treatment facility in Halstead
  3. Here, the food waste is processed and turned into compost
  4. The compost is then used as soil improver for horticulture
Last updated on: 10/12/2014 - 13:52