What happens to my recycling and waste?

Have you ever wondered what happens to your waste and recycling?

Each year, we produce a report which explains what happens to the materials that we collect. This can be found in our destination report.

The following interactive maps show where we take the materials we collect.

What happens to my rubbish?

Rubbish that we collect from your black bin/purple sacks or communal bins is taken to a Waste to Energy plant and used to create heat and electricity.

We try to send as little waste as possible to landfill. Only material taken to Bickenhill Household Waste Recycling Centre that cannot be recycled or sent to the Waste to Energy plant is sent to landfill.