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Rubbish and recycling

What happens to the items I put in my green recycling bin?

You can now look around the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) at Costessey (opens new window), with an interactive 360ยบ video (opens new window), showing what happens to your recycling after it has been collected from your home.

You can see inside the recycling centre and follow how items from your green bin are sorted by hand and by machine. There is also information on the locations where the various categories of recycling end up for processing, both in the UK and overseas.

Last modified on 31 January 2023

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