What happens to your recycling and household rubbish

When we empty your bins we know that you have thought carefully about what to put in each bin, and we’re responsible for making sure that the contents are dealt with properly.

There’s a legal responsibility to make sure that everything is dealt with safely, and in ways which offer the best value for us and residents, as well as helping to make our environment more sustainable.

The recyclable materials you put out are in high demand, and although we have finished with them ourselves at home, they are raw materials for a global market. That means they could make new products anywhere in the world.  As what’s collected in Newcastle-under-Lyme is such high quality, almost everything we collect here is almost always reprocessed in the UK, at least in the initial stages.

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