End Destinations of Recycling Charter
Warwickshire County Council has signed up to the voluntary national initiative called the End Destinations of Recycling Charter.
By signing up to the Charter, the Council is committed to providing details of where all recyclable household material collected goes after it has been collected.
The sections below show what happens to each of the material types that are accepted at the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in Warwickshire
See how your cardboard is recycled
See how your cartons are recycled
Clothes and shoes
In Warwickshire 10% of all proceeds from your donated clothes, textiles and shoes goes to Guide Dogs to the Blind Charity.
Those not suitable are broken down into their component parts for recycling. They are then made into new products.
See how your electrical goods are recycled
Did you know? Aluminium is 100% recyclable and can be melted down and reformed again and again and again!
Food & drink cans
Steel and aerosols are separated from the aluminium cans using a magnet. They are baled and processed by type. Aluminium items can be recycled indefinitely, and quickly back into their original form. Steel can also be recycled time and time again without loss of quality. Once processed new steel products such as bikes, cars, bridges, paperclips are made as well as new food and drink cans.
See how your cans are recycled
Fridges & freezers
Furniture that is not suitable for reuse is either recycled with the wood or scrap metal or sent to landfill at Bubbenhall or Ling Hall in Warwickshire.
Garden waste that is collected (alongside food waste) from your kerbside collection is taken to one of two special In-Vessel Composting plants in either Ufton or Daventry where it is mixed and shredded and then composted at temperatures above 70 degrees centigrade to speed up the process and kill any harmful bacteria. When finished it is screened and used on local farmland.
See how your garden waste is recycled
See how your glass is recycled
Hardcore & rubble
Did you know?
To combat the cost of disposal Warwickshire is now sending more household waste to Energy from Waste than Landfill.
What is Energy from Waste?
Energy from Waste is a technology that burns household waste at high temperatures under carefully controlled conditions to produce electricity which is mostly fed into the National Grid.
See how waste is transformed into energy
They are generally divided by hand into numerous material streams, including needle felt, foam, polyester and metals. There are multiple outlets for these materials, which can be used for animal bedding and textiles, and the metal can be recycled.
The remainder are currently sent to landfill until an alternative solution it sought.
Paint not suitable for re-use is disposed through the chemical disposal route at Princes Drive,Stockton or Lower House Farm sites. See our chemical waste page for details.
If it is a small amount it can be dried out in the tin and go in the general waste. Please see our A-Z of Recycling for further guidance.
Paper can be recycled into numerous products such as egg cartons, paper plates, construction paper, phone books or even cat litter.
See how your paper is recycled
Did you know? – Recycling one plastic bottle saves the same amount of energy needed to power a 60-watt light bulb for six hours!