At O’Brien Waste Recycling Solutions we pride ourselves on our ability to turn 98% of the waste we collect into carefully segregated, high-quality recyclable materials.
We have 6 Material Recycling Facilities (MRF) located in 3 North East based recycling centres. Our MRFs use a combination of manual pickers, magnets, eddy currents (reverse magnets), size-sorting equipment and conveyor belts to separate the mixed waste we receive into separated materials. These carefully sorted materials are then baled and supplied to the UK’s largest processors who recycle the material into new products. We have a reputation for providing very high quality recyclable materials.
We constantly innovate in order to improve the efficiency of our operation and to streamline our process.
The waste we process comes from 3 different sources:
We collect and process the following types of waste:
Dry Mixed Recycling
The waste we put in our recycling bin typically consists of cardboard, paper, plastic and cans. As long as its not contaminated by other waste it can be segregated into reusable materials.
Even general waste is screened and processed to recover any recyclable materials. 98% of the material we collect is recycled with the remainder being diverted for ‘Energy to Waste’.
We also recycle other materials such as glass. This material is collected in separate bins and then stored at our MRFs before it is reprocessed and recycled back into new glass products.
Food waste is segregated into separate bins by some of our clients. Unlike most waste companies who send this to landfill, O’Brien supplies this material to ‘Energy to Waste‘ facilities.
Businesses who use our waste processing services are always surprised to hear that their waste is disposed of in such an efficient, environmentally friendly way.