National Recycling Week

National Recycling Week: 20th-27th September

To celebrate National Recycling Week, we’ll be taking you behind the scenes at The Cornerhouse over on our social media channels. Not only to see where all the waste and recycling is managed, but to also meet the people responsible for keeping our service yard clean, tidy and managable for all of our venues at The Cornerhouse.

100% of the waste produced at The Cornerhouse is diverted from landfill, 84% of which is segregated on site. All operators must abide by our site rules which means that food waste and mixed recycling are each separated from ‘general waste’ to achieve the high recycling rates. Food waste is treated at an anaerobic digestion plant where energy is recovered for use in the national grid along with producing a high quality fertiliser. Plastics, cans, paper, cardboard and glass are all processed at a local materials recycling facility to separate and bulk bale into material types to be sent to re-processors to be made into new products. Finally, general waste has all valuable commodities removed and the residual material manufactured into Refuse Derived Fuel for district heating and power in homes.

Our supplier, Biffa, have created a ‘Waste Education’ section on their website which includes a fact generator, word searches and colouring sheet to encourage our younger customers to get involved.

CLICK HERE to take a look.