FOI Request Moray Recycling Statistics
What happens to all the recycling waste in Moray from the different bins?
Where does it end up and how is it recycled for all types of waste?
Also do you have the facts and figures to how much gets sent where?
Q1 & 2 Purple Bin - All contents are sent to our Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Lossiemouth, for further segregation treatment. This treatment segregates, plastics, aluminium and steel. The process also removes any non-recyclable contamination. The plastics are baled and sent to Wyllie Recycling. The steel goes to JGW's. The aluminium goes to Novelis.
Blue Bin - Mixed papers from the blue bin are sent to Saica Ltd. We also bale cardboard and send it to Saica Ltd.
Brown Bin - Bio waste collected from the brown bins is sent to Keenan Recycling where it undergoes an In-Vessel Composting (IVC) process to create a high quality compost.
Orange Box - The glass collected from the orange box is sent to MKD32. Some of the glass goes to Dryden Aqua to be used in water filtration systems and some is exported abroad. This is at the discretion of MKD32 as they have the contract for all the glass from Moray.
|Material||Net Weight Tonnes||Destination|
|Mixed Glass||3265.25||MKD 32 Ltd|
|Mixed Green and Food Waste||10573.41||Keenan Recycling Ltd|
|Mixed Paper And Card||4350.681||Saica|
|Aluminium Cans||106.92||Novellis UK Ltd|
|Steel Cans||281.66||J Gordon Williamson Ltd|
|Plastic (Types 1 and 2 only)||779.98||Wyllie Recycling Ltd|
|Co-mingled Plastic and Cans||219.18||Wyllie Recycling Ltd|