Plastic is separated from the other recyclables in your red box at our materials handling facility in Southall Lane and tipped into its own bay. This plastic is then grouped into half tonne bales before being inspected and tagged as high-quality.
Our facilities and sorting process of kerbside properties enable us to sell our plastic recycling to processors in the UK and abroad (these are all approved by the environment agency).
The plastic we collect from flats is processed at a materials recovery facility as comingled recycling and then sold to the processing markets.
Other destinations we send plastic include Walsall, Rochester, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Kent, Swinton, Grangemouth, Scotland, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Turkey, and Indonesia.