Your future Solihull - Where does our waste go?

Where does our waste go?

You might wonder what happens to the waste and recycling that is collected from the kerbside and Bickenhill Household Waste Recycling Centre. Household waste collected in the black wheelie bin is not landfilled. Instead value is recovered from the waste as it’s incinerated to generate electricity and heat for local buildings. By diverting residual waste from landfill, we were able to prevent an additional 26,900 tonnes of carbon emissions being released in 2020/21. In terms of recycling, we aim to use UK based recycling contractors wherever practical.

We’ve created two interactive maps which shows exactly where our waste and recycling goes.