Trial recycling bin (red lid)

Overview

A small area of around 1400 homes in the Marsden and Whitburn area has been selected to trial a new recycling solution starting in February 2019. 

This is funded by our recycling contractor and it is designed to increase the amount and quality of paper collected.

If your area has been selected, you will receive information in the post to explain the trial in detail, and bin collection dates.

How the trial properties were chosen

This was based on several factors including:

  • current levels of recycling on various collection rounds
  • types of properties
  • location within the Borough

Residents in the trial area will receive full information to explain what goes in each bin and what dates the new bins will be delivered and collected.

Unfortunately, this is a trial and we cannot include all properties in South Tyneside. We will review the results of the trial and may roll this out to more properties in the future. 

What happens to the recycling once it has been collected

Recycling is taken to a transfer station and then transferred to a materials recovery facility which sorts the materials into individual streams. These can then be sold to re-processors for recycling.

The paper can be used in a paper mill to produce newspapers and magazines and mixed paper and card can then be used to make more cardboard.