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Have you ever wondered what happens to the contents of your blue, brown and black/green bin once it has been collected? Well, here we explain the journey of your waste.

Blue bin

Once your blue bin has been collected, our vehicle takes the accumulated material to William Tracey in Linwood where it is separated into its component parts (paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, tins and cans) and sold on to the open market to be used as those products again.

Brown bin

Once your brown bin has been collected, our vehicle takes the accumulated material to Scottish Water in Cumbernauld where it is put into large vessels to be air and heat treated. This turns the material into compost where it is then used for agricultural use.

Food Waste

Once your food waste bin has been collected, our vehicles take the accumulated material to Barr Environmental in Alexandria where it is processed and used for industrial fertiliser or biofuel.

Green/black bin

Once your general waste bin has been collected, our vehicle takes the accumulated waste to Barr Environmental in Alexandria where it is landfilled.

Glass

Glass that has been collected from our Recycle Centres, Recycle Points and tenemental and high-rise properties is separated into its individual colours at the kerbside and then taken to United Glass in Alloa where it is used to make more glass. This is the most effective way of collecting and recycling glass as it ensures that we use less raw material in the production of glass, using less energy in the process and sustaining our natural resources.