General Waste

We see waste as a valuable resource. Waste that we can’t reuse or recycle is
turned into electricity. The things that we can’t recycle such as plastic pots, tubs, trays, sanitary products, plastic film and bags are bulked up. They are then sent to one of our energy recovery facilities for thermal recovery. The heat that this process produces is captured within the facility and is used to create steam, which drives turbines to produce electricity.

Did you know?

In 2016/17, we produced enough energy from your waste to power over 89,000 homes for a day.

Find out what happens to your other waste

Recycle for Greater Manchester