Find out where your recycling materials go once we've collected it
We collect around 6000 tonnes of recycling every year and residents often ask about the destination of the materials we collect for recycling.
Recycling material collected from the Councils kerbside scheme and recycling bring banks is initially taken to our Engine Shed Lane recycling facility in Skipton. Glass, cans and plastic are then transferred to Yorwaste's Materials Recycling Facility at Hessay, near York, for sorting and baling. Eventually, the materials are sent to the following outlets:
· Steel cans - Tata Steel in Scunthorpe (via TJ Thomson & Son in Stockton, which is an approved supplier of Tata Steel) and other steel processors in the UK.