The recycling lorry takes the waste to the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF). Inside the MRF, the waste is emptied and sorted into the different types of material. These sorted materials are then sent to factories to turn the old waste into new items:
- Drink cans - more drink cans, foil, window frames
- Plastic bottles - fleece jumpers, garden furniture, sleeping bag filling
- Paper - new paper, newspapers
- Steel - paper clips, washing machines, cutlery
- Cardboard - toilet rolls, egg boxes
For more information, visit Hampshire County Council's 'What happens to recycling' page
You can order a new/extra green bin for recycling using our online form.