Have you ever wanted to know what happens to the contents of your recycling bin after it’s been emptied? For Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool and Sefton your recyclables are sent to the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Gillmoss. For Wirral residents, your recyclable material is sent to the Bidston MRF. Conveyor belts, separation machines and hand-sorting arranges all the materials into like-for-like streams, before the separated items (cardboard, paper, cans, plastic bottles) are sent off to reprocessing companies and turned into new items.
Watch our video below to see the MRF in action!
To watch more videos about recycling visit the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority channel on YouTube.