What Happens to Recycling?
How you can help with recycling
Reusing and recycling your waste is the best way you can help protect the environment - see our why recycle? page.
What happens to my recycling?
The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) separates and sells on the recycling waste you put in your recycling bin.
What happens to food and garden waste?
Food and garden waste (organic recycling) is taken to a composting facility and turned into compost.
How is recycling collected?
The contents of each type of bin (green, garden, food) are collected separately in different vehicles. Our split-back vehicles can collect mixed-material recycling on one side and food or garden waste on the other.
Is everything recycled?
Yes - we recycle nearly all the waste you put in your recycling bin. If it can’t be recycled it is taken to an energy-from-waste centre. We don’t send any waste to landfill.
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