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What happens to recycling?

Blue bin, blue box and blue bag collections 

The material you separate is collected on behalf of the District Council by Serco Limited and taken to their depot at Longcliffe here in the Derbyshire Dales. It is stored in bays and bulked into container wagons to be transported to the re-processor:

  • The paper and cardboard is taken to UPM Shotton, Deeside.
  • The mixed glass, cans and plastics is taken to Viridor, Crayford, Kent.

The materials are sorted into separate waste streams of particular grades and marketed individually either in the United Kingdom or European Union. The materials are used to produce newspaper print, fluting, carton board, bottles, piping, tins, fibre glass, various construction materials and aggregates.

A picture of a blue-lid bin with the text When is my collection? alongside


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