What happens to my recycling?

Many of us wonder what happens to our items once they have been collected by the recycling collection vehicles.

Your recycling goes through quite a journey before it ends up as a new item! 

Once the recycling is collected, they are transported to the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where the recycling is sorted into separate streams: for example paper, cans, cartons, glass, etc

What happens at the recycling centre (MRF)?

Watch this video below for more details about how items are processed:

What happens next?

After all the recycling has been sorted into separate streams, they are then sent on for further reprocessing. Click to find out what happens to specific materials like papercanscartons, and glass.

For a detailed list and maps of where recycling, garden waste and rubbish collected in Solihull goes, click here.