Dry Mixed Recycling

Dry Mixed Recycling and Commingled Waste


Mid-UK Recycling operate two Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs) for commingled waste and commercial dry mixed recycling. Our Caythorpe MRF processes approximately 40,000 tonnes of commingled and commercial dry mixed recycling each year and our Barkston MRF processes in excess of 80,000 tonnes of commingled waste each year.

Using our state-of-the-art MRFs, we have the capability to recover a variety of recyclable materials. Our automated and hand picking processes enable us to recover these materials for recycling, provided that they have not been contaminated by other waste streams, such as food waste. The recovered recyclable materials can then be supplied to re-processors for processing into new products.

Recyclable materials

Our MRFs process the following recyclable materials:

Note: All the materials listed below must be clean and free from any contamination

  • Cardboard and paper (shredded paper is not acceptable)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Steel food and drink cans
  • Aluminium food and drink cans, aerosols
  • Plastics, including clean pots, tubs and trays (black plastic is not acceptable)


Our processes maximise the value of recyclable materials whilst securing sustainable, fully traceable outlets. To enable this, we ensure that our material outputs always conform to re-processor quality standards and are traded and shipped in accordance with national and international regulations.

We understand the fluctuating market dynamics and have developed close partnerships with the re-processors. This ensures the recyclable material is always used in the optimum way. Wherever possible, we support home markets whilst ensuring that the price and value is competitive.

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