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End Destination of Recycling Materials

All the recyclable materials collected from domestic and commercial properties and recycling points in Exeter are taken to our site on Exton Road. There they are sorted before being sold to reprocessors.

Below is a table of the materials we collect, where we send them for recycling, and what they become.

End Destination of Recycling Materials
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Newspapers and magazines

Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK

New newspaper

Steel cans

South Wales, UK

Automotive industry parts

Aluminium cans

Warrington, UK

New aluminium cans

Mixed glass

Doncaster, UK

New glass bottles and jars


China *see note below

New cardboard boxes

Plastic bottles

Various UK & European destinations

New bottles

Mixed plastic packaging

Various UK & European destinations

Building products; plastic sacks; plastic packaging


* our recycled card is classified ‘export grade’ by Chinese authorities, allowing it to be sold to Chinese markets where the demand for quality cardboard is much higher


When this content has been updated

Last updated 2 September 2022