Welcome to the Sacktory®

The Sacktory® is our award-winning pre-sorting facility that cleans the waste we collect 365 days of the year.

It helps us super-size our recycling rate, raise the quality of our recycling output, and improve collection efficiency.

And, since June 2019, the Sacktory® runs 100% on renewable energy - which includes the electric vehicles charged on site!

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An average of 100 tonnes/ day of segregated recycling (green sacks), dry mixed recycling and general waste is loaded onto the Sacktory® from the collection trucks.
The bags pass along the conveyor belt towards the pickers, who put aside green sacks and hand-sort the rubbish from the split bags into general waste and recyclable materials.
Another third picker diverts the coffee grounds and food to our on-site sorting streams.
As much as 60% of the starting haul emerges as top quality clean dry mixed recycling and is pushed into trucks to be taken to our partners for onward processing.

Thanks to its stellar Green credentials and impressive performance, the Sacktory bagged the Business Green Leaders' highly-prized Green Infrastructure Project of the Year Award in 2018.


Easy. Smart. Green.

You're one step away from a cheaper, greener recycling service.