A series of conveyor belts take black sack waste through clever separating machinery, which sorts the rubbish.
It picks out any remaining recyclable items, such as plastic bottles and metal cans which have accidentally been thrown away. This means they can be reprocessed into new products. We expect to extract at least 9% of the incoming waste for recycling.
The mechanical treatment technology is able to handle between 120,000 and 132,000 tonnes of waste per year.