What happens to your waste

Grey bin waste

Your recyclables are transported to a sorting facility. The materials are either recycled on site or sold to other reprocessors and made into new products.

Watch this video to see what happens to your grey bin waste.

Garden waste

Garden waste is turned into soil enhancer. This is used for land restoration at the landfill site and for agricultural and horticultural purposes.

View the composting video transcript.

Purple bin waste

All the waste from purple bins will either be sent to landfill or to Dundeeā€™s energy from waste plant.

View the landfill video transcript.

Food waste

Food waste collected is de-bagged, shredded, pasteurised and then digested. Bio fertilisers and energy are produced. The electricity generated is used on site or sold onto the National Grid.