Your future Solihull - Recycling


Recycling is the process of converting materials which would otherwise be thrown away into new materials and objects. This could be turning scrap metal into a bicycle, cardboard into paper, or a can into a can.   

By recycling, you are helping to reduce your carbon footprint and the need to harvest raw materials. This results in energy being saved and less harmful greenhouse gases being emitted into the atmosphere.   

More and more people recycle every day, meaning our recycling bins are filling up faster than our general waste bins.  

Together, Solihull achieved a recycling rate of 41.5 per cent in the year to March 2023 – the highest out of the West Midlands Combined Authority constituent authorities and the best in the borough since 2016/17. 

However, there is still more we can all do to increase our recycling and combat climate change.  

Find out a wealth of practical information on recycling in Solihull.

Click here for more information about composting your garden waste.