Where does your waste and recycling go

Materials collected for recycling from Wiltshire residents are sent to reprocessors to be turned into new products or raw materials to go back into the manufacturing process.

In 2021/22 we recycled, reused or composted 42.2% of Wiltshire's household waste.

Of the total municipal waste collected for recycling, reuse or composting by Wiltshire Council, 94.8% was managed within the UK and not exported abroad. A further 4.9% was reprocessed within the EU - this consisted of paper, cardboard, plastics and household batteries . The remaining 0.4 % was exported outside of the EU - this consisted of textiles collected at our HRCs, which were reused.

The table below shows where your waste and recycling was sent in the last financial year (2021-22).

If you would like more detailed information on the end destination register please contact the Waste team by email at wasteandrecycling@wiltshire.gov.uk.

Where your waste and recycling was sent (2021-22) - End Destination Register for municipal waste

Recycling and Re-use

Landfill diversion and energy recovery

Non-Hazardous and Hazardous Landfill