Dry recyclables are all separated at our plant at Greendale in Woodbury Salterton. They are baled and sent to a range of processors. After processing they are sent to manufacturers to be used as secondary raw materials to make new products. Most of the processors are located in the UK but sometimes we use processors based in Europe or Asia.

You’ll find a list of our recycling destinations below. We use several different processors depending  on changes in the market. We are unable to name the contractors, as the details are commercially sensitive, but you can see here that they are mostly based in the UK and subject to rigorous vetting by Devon County Council or our contractor Suez.

The table below shows where our materials have been sent to recently:

Material Processor Location Sep-19 Oct-19 Nov-19 Dec-19
Paper Norfolk 100% 100% 100% 100%
Cardboard Kent 19.33% 9.13% 14.84% 86.62%
  Somerset 20.31% N/A N/A N/A
  Berkshire 60.36% 90.87% 35.20% 13.38%
  Belgium N/A N/A 49.96% N/A
Steel Cans West Glamorgan 100% 100% N/A 50%
  South Glamorgan N/A N/A 100% N/A
Aluminium cans and foil West Glamorgan 100% 100% 100% 100%
Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays Lancashire 89.65% N/A 69.17% 38.28%
  West Midlands 10.35% N/A 20.16% 25.72%
  Northamptonshire N/A N/A N/A 24.20%
  Derbyshire N/A N/A N/A 11.80%
  Kent N/A 100% 10.17% N/A
Glass bottles and jars West Yorkshire 100% 100% 100% 100%
Clothes and textiles Northamptonshire 100% 100% 100% 100%
Small electrical equipment Durham 100% 100% 100% 100%
Batteries West Midlands 100% N/A N/A N/A
Green Waste East Devon 100% 100% 100% 100%
Food waste Somerset 100% 100% 100% 100%

 For a useful map of our regular recycling end destinations please click here.