How is it recycled?

How long does waste take to decompose ?



All Office paper collected from your premises is shredded and baled into mill-size bales and transported to a paper mill in Kent in order to be recycled into Evolve writing papers. More information relating to Evolve Paper can be found at


Newspaper & Magazines collected from paper banks and kerbside schemes are processed at our depots, then sent either baled or loose to Alyesford Newsprint in Kent. This is one of the largest mills in the UK recycling 100% fibre into new paper, and within 3 days the consumer is reading their daily newspaper again & again completing the recycling loop.

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Mixed paper & cardboard collected from paper bansk and kerbside schemes are processed at our depots into mill size bales. This material is then sent in 25 tonne loads to board mills producing fluting in corrugated packaging, or liner paper on plaster board for the building industry.

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Cardboard is one of the most commonly found material in commercial / industrial waste streams. The same piece of cardboard can be recycled up to 5 times! Once collected from your premises and baled into mill-size bales, these bales are then transported to a number of mills in the UK with some being sent to China where it is recycled into new packaging products.

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Polythene – Good clean polythene film from palletised goods, with a small amount of paper labels and cellotape is collected from customers in bales or knpoazack bags (these semi-compact 9 x wheeled bins worth of polythene into one bag). This material is bulked and baled into mills size half tonne bales. Then transported in 25 tonne loads to the re-processor. Which shred, wash, extrude and granulate into a quality raw material, which can then be used in the various industry's and made into new products.


Aluminium and Steel cans can be easily recycled and made into a range of products. Once collected from your premises the cans are transported to Corus Steel to be recycled.


Bottles are brought back to our depot and baled into mill-size bales. At the recycling plant the bottles are washed and granulated. The flakes are then dried before being made into new products. Recycled plastic is used in many products, such as carrier bags, bin liners, clothing and furniture. Our Linpac bin range is also manufactured from recycled plastic.


Closed Loop Recycling

The facility is capable of recycling 35,000 tonnes of bottles each year. 875 million bottles that would otherwise have been exported for recycling, or sent to landfill, will now be reprocessed and remain in the UK. This represents nearly 10% of the plastic bottles that are currently collected for recycling in the UK, saving approximately 52,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.


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PS6 Vending Cups. Perrys Recycling are agents for the Save-a-Cup Scheme. We collect cups on their behalf, which are then sent on to reprocessing plants in order to be made back into new products. Further details can be found at


Once collected, loads are sent to a recycling facility where the larger contaminates are removed by hand, then it is then mechanically colour sorted before further contaminate removal takes place. It is then melted in a furnace before being blown or moulded into new jars and bottles.


Mercury, Cadmium & Sodium can all found in lighting tubes and bulbs and are all highly toxic substances. Therefore, an approved hazardous waste company must recycle the lamps. Once collected from your premises the lamps are transported to Harlow in Essex for recycling. All Segregated metals, glass and substances are then re-used into a wide range of products.


The battery recycling process is undertaken in Birmingham. Metals are cleaned and processed through heat treatment, allowing the various different metals within the battery to be recovered. Recovered Nickel is then used in the production of stainless steel, Cadmium is re-used in the manufacture of new batteries and plastic used in the production of a range of products.


WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) is collected from your premises by an approved WEEE recycling company. The waste is transported to Middlesborough where the equipment is tipped into a large hopper. A vortex motion and swinging chains break up the equipment and the metal, plastic, glass etc. that is recovered from the base of the machinery is then ready to be sent off to re-processing plants for recycling into new products.


Baled cartons are dropped into a large pulping machine. This produces a grey-brown mixture, from which the foil and polyethylene are separated from the fibre. The fibre is recovered to make into new paper products and the mix of plastic and aluminium is used to generate energy or separated out into pure aluminium.

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