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Our Dry Mixed Recycling Services

Dry mixed recycling, or DMR for short, includes everything that would normally go into a recycling bin (e.g. cardboard, glass, and plastic). We provide secure containers to store our clients’ DMR, and work in partnership to develop a convenient collection schedule to ensure a seamless service.

Our materials recovery facility (MRF) is powered by 4,000 solar panels and contains state-of-the-art equipment designed to separate recyclable waste into individual streams, enabling us to offer a large variety of recycling services. At our facility, waste undertakes a twelve-step segregation process in order to recycle as much as possible.

Material leaving our MRF is then baled, ready for recycling into new products. Whether destined to be glass bottles, plastic toys, or recycled paper, nothing that leaves our MRF goes direct to landfill.

In the Last Year...

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The Dry Mixed Recycling Process

Your material is collected by our Euro 6 fleet

The waste is tipped into our solar-powered MRF

Each material is segregated at our specialised facility

Individual material streams are bulked and baled

Final bulked material is sent to be recycled

Frequently Asked Questions

If the waste becomes saturated with water then it cannot be recycled, this is because it won’t be possible for our facility to sort the different component waste streams from each other. However, if the material isn’t soaked and can dry out again, it can still be recycled.

What to do in the event that your dry mixed recycling becomes sodden with water is move the waste from the DMR bin to a general waste bin with other non-recyclable waste to avoid the water contaminating other waste material.

As long as you only put recyclable materials into your dry mixed recycling bin, and to ensure that any waste streams for which you have specific bins (e.g. if you have a glass or confidential waste bin) are correctly disposed of in their correct container, then our facility can sort the waste streams from each other.

Bywaters’ services do come with opportunities for our clients’ staff to undergo waste training with us, but the required knowledge for DMR is not extensive. Onsite all that is required to know well is what is recyclable and what is not, which will usually be displayed onsite through custom made colour-coded signage.

No. DMR bins are simply for the waste that is dry and can be recycled, nothing else. If your waste is non-recyclable, or is contaminated, then it should be disposed of as part of the non-recyclable waste stream. This waste will then be streamed to be sent for energy recovery.