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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 Apr-20 May-20 Jun-20 Jul-20 Aug-20 Sep-20
Paper Norfolk 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Cardboard Kent 24.63% N/A 79% 100% 100% 76%
  Somerset 42.67% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
  Germany 32.70% 100% 21% N/A N/A 24%
Steel Cans West Glamorgan 50% 68.34% 100% 100% 100% 84.46%
  Devon N/A 31.66% N/A N/A N/A N/A
  Somerset N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  15.54%
  Carmarthenshire  50% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Aluminium cans and foil Wiltshire N/A N/A N/A 47.07% N/A N/A
  Somerset N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3.85%
  West Glamorgan 100% 100% 100% 52.93% 100% 96.15%
Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays Lancashire N/A 66.44% 39.22% N/A 9.48% 26.35%
  West Midlands N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 17.13%
  Northamptonshire 51.83% N/A 15.09% N/A N/A 44.38%
  Derbyshire 48.17% 33.56% 45.69% 100% 90.52% N/A
  Somerset N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 12.14%
Glass bottles and jars West Yorkshire 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Clothes and textiles Northamptonshire N/A N/A N/A 100% N/A N/A
Small electrical equipment Durham N/A 61.40% 100% 100% 100% 100%
  Exeter 100% 38.60% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Batteries West Midlands N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Green Waste East Devon 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Food waste Somerset 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%