What happens to our household waste?

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Do the bin men take our household waste straight to landfill or is the waste opened and sorted to see what can be recycled? Or does something else happen?
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Do the bin men take our household waste straight to landfill or is the waste opened and sorted to see what can be recycled? Or does something else happen?
It varies between councils, there is no common national standard.

The hierarchy for waste falls into four broad categories:

Prevention; minimising production of waste at source, longer use, less materials, non toxic materials etc.
Recycling; sorting and processing for re-use, composting etc.
Recovery; incineration and heat recovery for power generation; etc.
Disposal; incineration without heat recovery, compaction and landfill etc.

Check out these websites:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/waste/processing.htm

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/waste-le...nd-regulations

http://www.sita.co.uk/individuals/wh...pens-to-waste/
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