How is it recycled?
Have you ever wondered what happens to your recyclable rubbish once it's been collected?
The videos in this section (made by Recycle Now) explain how your recyclable materials get transformed into new products.
You can also find out how materials are sorted at the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF).
Recycling as much as possible can significantly reduce how much energy is used to create things from scratch. For example, it takes 95% less energy to create glass products from recycled material than making them from virgin materials. Furthermore, making plastics from recycled material uses 75% less energy.
Recycling also saves money - disposing of waste at landfills costs 10 times more than recycling does.
The more money we save on collecting waste for landfill, the more we can invest in projects, enhancing how your streets and neighbourhoods look and feel.
Take a look at our Recycling Helper to see exactly what can be recycled in Derby.
Tins and cans
Please visit our contractor's materials recycling page for more information.