Swansea now houses an innovative new bulking facility for kerbside and paper bank collected newspapers and magazines, to ensure they are kept dry at this critical stage of the recycling process.
The bulking facility, which sits on land at the Swansea Baling plant, is a result of a contract between Swansea city council and newsprint manufacturer Aylesford Newsprint. Managed by the Swansea City Waste Disposal Company, the 28m by 18m plant can hold up to 750 tonnes and has two collection bays.
Problems with cross contamination and damp material impact on the recyclability of material collected. The new plant should minimise these issues and ensure material supplied to the paper mill is of top quality.