You will need to recycle as much as possible to reduce the amount of waste in your bin.
Used aluminium cans are recycled, reprocessed, remade and ready for resale in approximately 60 days. In a year, a can could be recycled eight times, saving enough energy to make 160 new cans.
Cardboard and cartons are taken to be recycled into new cardboard packaging in 14 days.
Recycling cardboard reduces the need to cut down trees.
It also cuts most of the chemicals used in the treatment process and saves energy as it takes far less effort to recycle than it does to make cardboard from scratch.
Household plastic packaging such as bottles, pots, tubs and trays are sorted, graded and shredded. The plastic pellets that are created are sold to manufacturers and recycled into various products including milk bottles, cosmetic tubes, drainage pipes, compost bins and car parts.