Our aims for your waste
Where does your waste go?
The recyclate collected in the blue lidded bins is taken from Coventry to Greenstar Materials Recycling Facility, Aldridge. The materials are separated in a mainly mechanical process. The segregated materials are sold on to various recycling companies. http://www.greenstar.co.uk/Recycling.aspx (external website)
Garden waste bins
Garden waste is taken to a local farm where it is composted in windrows and used as a soil improver.
Household rubbish is taken to Coventry and Solihull Waste Disposal Company. The waste is incinerated. Energy is generated from the incineration process and sold to the National Grid.
Paper and cardboard collected in Coventry's paper banks is taken to Smurfit Kappa where it is recycled into packaging material.
Bottles and jars collected in Coventry's bottle banks is collected by Berrymans and taken to Knottingly, Yorkshire where it is recycled into container glass.
Cans collected in Coventry's can banks are taken to CROW (Coventry Recycling of Waste).
Materials collected in the European Textiles Recycling Banks are sorted in the West Midlands and sold for use/re-use in developing countries.
Recycling and Reuse Centre (the tip)