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What happens to my recycling?


The batteries are delivered to a specialist battery recycling plant in England. They are sorted based on their chemical content and reprocessed to produce other products, or even new batteries.


Cardboard is sent to a UK recycler to be used in the manufacture of recycled cardboard products.


The glass is crushed and reused in engineering applications at the La Collette reclamation site, such as new road bases and outer wall linings.  

It is also reused on the Island as a useful building material instead of other stone based aggregate.

Household metal packaging

The cans, tins, metal lids, aerosol cans, foil and foil trays are separated into aluminium and steel and are then sent to a UK recycling plant where they are melted down and processed to create new cans or other metal goods eg fridges, cars etc.


Paper is sent to a UK paper recycler where it is processed and sold on to create recycled paper products. 

It is important to buy products made from recycled material, like recycled paper notepads. This creates a demand for your waste paper.

Plastic bottles

Plastic bottles are shipped to a recycling plant in England, where they are cut into small pieces and then melted down to create recycled plastic.

There are many products made from recycled plastic, including:

  • PVC flooring and window frames
  • building insulation board
  • garden furniture
  • fleece clothing
  • fibre filling for sleeping bags and duvets
  • a variety of office accessories

Recycling information sheet

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