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Food and Garden

Your food and garden waste is delivered to In-Vessel Composting facilities  (IVC) in the UK. An IVC is like a home compost bin, but on a massive scale. The IVC system harnesses the natural composting process to recycle your food and garden waste into compost in just 6 weeks. The compost produced will be used as a soil improver on agricultural land.

Did you know?

100%

of the food and garden waste you recycle is processed in the UK to make quality compost.

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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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