What Happens to Recycling in Bournemouth

Find out what happens next to your recycling

We empty Bournemouth’s household recycling Big Bins and commercial recycling bins. We then take all the recycling to a depot in Poole. 

Bournemouth and Poole’s recycling is transported to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Kent.

Then the recycling is sorted and separated into different types of materials, by machine and by hand.

When it’s separated into different types of material, it can be sold and turned into new items. 

What is Bournemouth’s recycling made into?

Type of recycling

What is it made into?

Newspapers and magazines

Newsprint

 

Mixed papers and cardboard

A range of packaging products

 

Office papers

Office paper

 

Glass

Building sand, road surfaces and substrate

 

Plastic bottles and food containers

Drainage pipes, fleeces, car parts/upholstery

Cans

Steel cans, aluminium cans