General Waste is anything you can’t recycle.
It might be a product made of a material not yet recyclable or from a mix of different materials that can't be separated for recycling - or simply heavily contaminated waste.
One reason why our general waste service is a top 3 hit for our customers is that we collect it in carbon-neutral vehicles.
Another is that whatever can't be recycled it’s safely incinerated to produce green heat and electricity.
In other words, even general waste can help your business leaving a green footprint because nothing ends up in the landfill.
How we recycle your General Waste
General waste sacks and bins are collected from outside your business.
All materials are then taken to our depot where they are sorted from other streams at our award-winning sack-sorting facility, the Sacktory®.
The general waste sacks are taken to an Energy from Waste facility.
Electricity and heat is captured from this process. Electricity is sent to the National Grid and heat is used to provide heating and hot water to over 100,000 UK homes.
The bottom ash by-products from this is reused as aggregate for construction.
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The average person in the UK throws away their own body weight in rubbish every 7 weeks, up to 60% of which could be recycled.
You're two steps away from a cheaper, greener recycling service.