The Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) at our Smugglers Way Transfer Station processes mixed recycling delivered by our councils from their Recycling Sack and Bank schemes, or by residents visiting the Household Waste and Recycling Centre. This consists of all types of paper, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, clear and coloured PET plastic (e.g. drink bottles), clear and coloured HDPE plastic (e.g. laundry and washing-up liquid bottles) steel and aluminium cans and polycoat material (e.g. Tetra Pak). We request that any containers are rinsed out before they are put in the recycling bags or bins, both because we don’t want the materials to be contaminated and also because this helps prevent odours and pests being attracted to the recycling during the separation process. Further detail on what you can put in your recycling bag or bin can be found in our leaflet for residents.