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This section contains activities that explain what actually happens to the waste collected in Greater Manchester and why Getting it Right (Section 2) is so important.....
Activities to help students understand how the items they have put in their mixed recycling bin is sorted at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) ready to be sent to re-processors.....
This section includes activities to help students understand what happens to the material that they have put in their garden and food waste bins at an In Vessel Composting Facility....
This section contains activities to help students understand what happens to the waste that cannot be recycled (general waste) focusing on what happens at a Thermal Recovery Facility.    ....
This section contains activities to help students understand what happens to the waste that cannot be recycled (residual waste) focusing on what happens at a Landfill site.....
Additional waste-related activities....

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Important information about building and DIY waste

Any waste produced by tradespeople or builders you hired to carry out improvements, repair or alterations to your home is classed as business waste and can’t be disposed of at any of our Recycling Centres. Always ask a tradesperson to include waste disposal in their quote. If you are recycling or disposing of business waste, visit the business waste page.

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