- Can you identify The Unusual Suspects?
- Let's Get Composting!
- WRWA and Cory response to the LGA Statement on Plastics - August 2018
- End of the Line for Waste
- Recycle Week 2018: 24 - 30 September 2018
- Saturday tours of the recycling centre
- Fire at the Smugglers Way Recycling Facility
- China's ban on certain waste materials
Where does my recycling go?
What happens to aluminium cans?
Aluminium cans are taken directly to a German aluminium recycling plant.
- Bales of aluminium cans are put into an articulated lorry at the MRF in Smugglers Way and taken to the facility in Germany.
- Bales are off-loaded and inspected for contaminants.
- The bales are loaded into a furnace and smelted into sheets
The sheets are then made into new cans, car parts or anything else that is made from aluminium.