The items you dispose of in your yellow lid recycling bin are taken to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in South Guildford where they are separated into material type.
The separation of the recycling involves the items being put onto conveyor belts that are connected to sorting machines and separated into different materials such as; paper and cardboard, plastics, aluminium, steel and glass.
These materials are then shipped to the recycling plants to be re-made into new things. Some of the recycling plants are in Australia with others overseas, mostly in Asia.
Further information regarding recycling and what you can put in your recycling (yellow lid bin) is available in the Waste Guide 2021/22.