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Recycling

Providing you with a best-in-class recycling management service that is beneficial to your business, our City and the environment in which we live.

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Recycling

We are a proactive contributor to the One City Plan. This is an approach to bring together a wide range of public, private, and third sector partners within Bristol that all share an aim to make Bristol a fair, healthy and sustainable city. For this reason, we aim to maximise the amount of materials that are reused and recycled by both the household and business communities around the city. Where we can, we want to educate and influence others to prioritise this too.

As a Waste and Recycling Management provider, we will tailor your bespoke recycling package to suit your requirements and boost your recycling rates, simultaneously. Our specialist staff are knowledgeable and can provide this service at a value for money price.

Cardboard

Cardboard

Cardboard is collected and transported to the local reprocessing plant, where it is flat packed, baled and compacted. It is then soaked, pulped and repurposed back into cardboard packaging.

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Food Waste

Food waste

Food is taken to the local processing plant where it is de-packaged and extra plastics are removed. This resulting material is used to produce electricity for local homes in the Bristol community. The concentrated food waste goes through a second process resulting in biofertiliser for local farm land.

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Garden Waste
Garden waste in a wheelbarrow

Green waste for business

Green waste consists of grass cuttings, hedge trimmings and other unwanted recyclable garden waste. It is sorted and the materials that can’t be composted are removed and disposed of correctly. The recyclable material is composted and used by local farmers as fertiliser.

Green waste
Glass

Glass

Glass bottles and jars are collected and transported to the local reprocessing plant. The different coloured glass is separated and items such as light bulbs and windowpanes are removed, as they require extra handling to recycle. The recyclable materials are then melted prior to being moulded back into new glass items. This process can be repeated endlessly to maximise the use of the material.

Glass
Plastic Bottles

Plastic

Plastic packaging is baled and taken to the local processing plant. On arrival it is reprocessed. The plastic is broken down and cleaned. These smaller pieces are then melted and moulded into new plastic items. This process can take as little as six weeks.

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Metal

Metal

Metal is taken to the local processing plant whereby, using the latest technology, it is separated. The metal elements are melted and treated to make new raw materials. Once completed, the recycled metal is used in the production of a new product. Metal that cannot be reused will be recycled via our local and approved recycling routes.

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WEEE

Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

This can be anything from stereos, TVs to white goods. These products are taken to our local reprocessing site where they are sorted, tested and where possible, fixed for reuse. Items that unfortunately cannot be fixed will be recycled via our local and approved recycling routes.

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Coffee Cup

Coffee cups

Coffee cups are collected, sorted and baled so that the plastic can be removed and reprocessed. From here, the resulting fibre is used for papermaking and Colourform, resulting in new products that can be recycled after use. Click below for more information on this process.

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Do you want us to manage your recycling?

Click here to fill out the correct form and we’ll be in touch. All waste streams are recycled and disposed of in the correct way, established as industry standard. Where possible, we reuse and recycle every material that we collect in order to maintain the protection of the environment.

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Request a quote

To find out what other waste streams or services that we offer or to request a quote, please email us directly at: sales@bristolwastecompany.co.uk or call us on: 0800 061 4321.