Where does my Recycling go?

All the recyclables we process are transported to legitimate and regulated companies for further processing/recycling.

  Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland Great Britain Europe Rest of World
Kerbside box - Mallusk 86% 9% 0% 5%
Kerbside box - Armagh 60% 40% 0% 0%
Blue bin recycling - Mallusk 75% 14% 2% 9%
Donegal Recycling Centre 58% 25% 17% 0%
Conwy Recycling Centre 0% 100% 0% 0%

 

Material Source Where did it go? What happened to it?

Batteries

Mallusk - Kerbside box Great Britain

Deconstructed in reusable metals and components.

Food Waste

Mallusk - Kerbside box

Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland

Biodegraded to make new fertiliser  / soil.

Glass

Mallusk - Kerbside box

Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland

Glass is melted down and used to make new bottles for local products.

Glass

Mallusk - Kerbside box

Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland

Glass is melted down and used to make new bottles for local products.

Textiles

Mallusk - Kerbside box

Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland

Textiles are processed and sent to developing countries.  Those not suitable for reuse are reprocessed into fibres to make new products.

Tools

Mallusk - Kerbside box

Rest of World

Refurbished and sent to Africa for reuse.

Paper

Mallusk - Kerbside box

Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland

Paper is recycled being made into new moulded fibre products such as egg boxes.

Aluminium

Mallusk - Kerbside box

Great Britain

Aluminium cans are melted down and used to make ingots that contain enough metal to make 1.5 million new drink cans.

Cardboard

Mallusk - Kerbside box

Northern Ireland, Great Britain, and Rest Of World

Pulped before being made into new products.

Plastic

Mallusk - Kerbside box

Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland

Plastics are used to make pipes for the agricultural, civil engineering and construction industries.

Plastic

Mallusk - Kerbside box

Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland & Great Britain

Items are shredded into flakes and pellets for reuse in new products.

Steel

Mallusk - Kerbside box

Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland

Used for resale for manufacturing and construction.

Steel

Mallusk - Kerbside box

Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland

Melted down and reused to make new steel products.

Tetra

Mallusk - Kerbside box

Great Britain

Moulded Fibre Products.

Aluminium

Mallusk - Blue bin recycling

Great Britain

Aluminium cans are melted down and used to make ingots that contain enough metal to make 1.5 million new drink cans.

Cardboard

Mallusk - Blue bin recycling

Great Britain &Rest Of World

Pulping for New Products.

Cardboard

Mallusk - Blue bin recycling

Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland

Moulded Fibre Products.

Plastic

Mallusk - Blue bin recycling

Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland

Plastics are used to make pipes for the agricultural, civil engineering and construction industries.

Plastic

Mallusk - Blue bin recycling

Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland & Great Britain

Flakes and pellets for reuse.

Steel

Mallusk - Blue bin recycling

Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland

Used for resale for manufacturing and construction.

Steel

Mallusk - Blue bin recycling

Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland

Melted down and reused to make new steel products.

Tetra

Mallusk - Blue bin recycling

Great Britain

Moulded Fibre Products.

Landfill

Mallusk - Blue bin recycling

Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland

Landfilled

Paper

Mallusk - Blue bin recycling

Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Great Britain, Europe & Rest of World

Pulping for New Products.

Batteries Donegal - Recycling Centre Great Britain & Europe Refining and separation of components.
Cardboard Donegal - Recycling Centre Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland Pulping for new products.
Cooking oil Donegal - Recycling Centre Northern Ireland Recycled further into fuel, electricity, heat and fertiliser.
Engine oil Donegal - Recycling Centre Republic of Ireland Fuel used in power stations.
Grass and small cuttings Donegal - Recycling Centre Republic of Ireland Used as fertiliser by local farmers.
Ink Cartridges and Phone Batteries Donegal - Recycling Centre Great Britain & Europe Refining and separation of components.
Metal Donegal - Recycling Centre Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland Melted down and reused.
Paint Donegal - Recycling Centre Republic of Ireland & Europe Seperated and shipped to Belgium for further recycling.
Paper  Donegal - Recycling Centre Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland Paper is recycled being made into new fibre products such as egg boxes.
Plastic Donegal - Recycling Centre Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland Plastics are used to make pipes for the agricultural, civil engineering and construction industries.
Polystyrene Donegal - Recycling Centre Republic of Ireland Sent to Germany for use in furniture and cars.
Steel Donegal - Recycling Centre Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland Melted down and reused.
Tetra Donegal - Recycling Centre Great Britain Used to make moulded fibre products.
Textiles Donegal - Recycling Centre Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland  Textiles are processed and sent to developing countries.  Those not suitable for reuse are reprocessed into fibres to make new products.
WEEE (Waste Electronic and Eletrical Equipment) Donegal - Recycling Centre Republic of Ireland Equipment is broken down and sent for further recycling. 
Wood Donegal - Recycling Centre Republic of Ireland Shipped to local recycling operator for reuse into kindling wood and other wood products.
Asbestos

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Landfilled.

Batteries

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Refining and separation of components.

Brass

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Melted down and reused.

Cable

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Recovered for components for reuse.

Cans

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Remade into new cans.

Cardboard

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Remade into new cardboard.

Carpet

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Made into drainage systems.

Chemicals

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Sent for reprocessing.

Copper Pipe

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Melted down and reused.

Fire Extinguishers

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Refilled and reused.

Fluorescent Tubes

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Recovered for components for reuse.

Gas Bottles

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Refilled and reused.

Green Waste

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Composted.

Large Domestic Equipment

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

High quality recyclates sold for manufacturing into new products / Aggregate in road construction, new plastic and metal products.

Lead

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Melted down and reused.

Metal

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain Melted down and reused.

Oil

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Converted into biodiesel / Treated and made into fuel oil.

Paint 

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Remade into paint or secondary liquid fuel for firing cement kilns.

Paper

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Reprocessed into paper and new paper products.

Plasterboard

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Recycled into new material.

Plastic (Rigid)

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Recycled into car dashboards or pipelines.

Plastic (Soft)

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Recycled into food packaging, non-food containers or bags for life.

Rubble

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Reused as fill sand and pipe bedding.

Textiles

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Textiles are processed and sent to developing countries.  Those not suitable for reuse are reprocessed into fibres to make new products.

Tyres

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Reused for energy.

Waste Electrical Equipment

Conwy - Recycling Centre 

Great Britain

Refurbished or broken down for components or recovered for components for refuse.

Wood Conwy - Recycling Centre Great Britain

Reprocessed into more wood.