What happens to the contents of my blue wheelie bin after collection?
During July 2010 households were issued with a blue 240 litre wheelie bin to replace their boxs and bags for the collection of their "Dry" Recycling (paper, cardboard, plastics, glass bottles and jars, fruit juice artons, tins and cans).
This mixed recycling is taken to be sorted at a state of art recycling facility in Aldridge, West Midlands.
The move to the new system has made it easier for households to recycling, helped keep the streets free from litter and has made the collection safer and easier for the collection crews.
It has also resulting in an increase in the amount of material that is recycled and not sent to landfill.
Last Updated: 18/01/2018