What happens to my recycling and what could it become?

After your recycling is collected, it is taken to UPM's new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) at Shotton, where it is sorted into the different materials both manually and automatically.

Why not take a look at:

What Could My Recycling Become?

What Could My Recycling Become?
ImageWaste TypeCan be recycled into...
Drink and food cans and tins

Metal including:
• Food tins
• Drinks cans
• Sweet/biscuit tins
• Metal lids
• Aerosol Cans
• Foil

Cans and Tins

New cans, parts for cars, and aeroplanes and lots of other new metal items.

Glass Bottles and Jars

   Glass including:
• Glass bottles
• Glass jars

Glass Jars and BottlesNew bottles and jars or it can even be used in making new roads.

Plastic Bottles and Containers

    Plastics including:
• Plastic bottles
• Pots
• Tubs/cups
• Punnets and pots
• Plastic trays e.g meat/fish/cake trays
• Soup/sauce pots,  egg boxes
• All empty plastic bags, carrier bags and film

Recyclable Plastics New plastic bottles, new packaging, fleece clothing, plastic pipes, outdoor furniture and fencing, new plastic bags and other plastic items.

Card and Paper

   All paper including:
• Newspapers/magazines, catalogues and brochures 
• Junk mail/leaflets
• White and coloured office paper
• Greetings cards and wrapping paper
• Envelopes including window type 
• Shredded paper and paper bags

   All cardboard including:
• Cardboard Boxes/Tubes
• Corrugated/Thick Cardboard
• Waxed paper coffee/tea cups

Card and PaperNew newspapers and paper products, new cardboard packaging and new wax cartons.

Waste and recycling is now provided by Ansa - a company owned by Cheshire East Council