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What happens to recycling

Thank you for recycling! Last year we recycled 44.9% of Wiltshire's household waste.

Recycling collected from residents in Wiltshire is sent to processors across the UK and Europe to be turned into new products.

See what happens to my recycling in the download section it shows where your waste and recycling was sent last year.

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The videos below show how the recycling process works and what happens next to the different items you recycle

  • Cans
  • Glass
  • Paper
  • Collection services

Wiltshire Council supports the Resource Association’s End Destinations Recycling Charter. This voluntary code encourages all local authorities to be open about where the waste they collect for recycling goes.

Our End Use Register contains information showing where all recycling from residents in Wiltshire goes, which can be downloaded from the download section

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  • The council works hard to reduce the waste that is sent to landfill
  • Recycling is not the only way that we do this
  • We have a contract to divert 60,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste per year to Northacre Resource Recovery Centre in Westbury, Wiltshire, which converts non-recyclable waste into a fuel
  • We also divert 50,000 tonnes of waste to Lakeside Energy from Waste facility in Slough. This converts the waste into energy
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  • Wiltshire's current recycling rate is 45.9% (as at end December 2015)
  • Wiltshire Council reports waste and recycling performance on a quarterly basis. You can download the lates report in the downloads section
  • Our contractor, Hills Waste Solutions, manage all of the waste and recycling collected from Wiltshire Council’s residents
  • Hills regularly review and summarise this and report back annually. You can download the latest report in the downloads section
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  • The Wiltshire Council Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy was formally adopted by the County Council and the four District Councils in 2006
  • In November 2016 Wiltshire Council’s cabinet approved an update to the strategy. You can download a copy from the downloads section
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What happens to your recycling

What happens to your recycling?

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What happens to my recycling

What happens to my recycling

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AnnualServiceReview2014_15_final_NEW

AnnualServiceReview2014_15_final_NEW

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End user register 2015-16 (Aug16)

End user register 2015-16

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Waste Management Update 2015-16

Waste Management Update 2015-16

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Wiltshire Municipal Waste Management Strategy 2016

Wiltshire Municipal Waste Management Strategy 2016

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Last updated: 7 December 2016 | Last reviewed: 7 December 2016