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 North East based Material Recycling Facilities (MRF). We constantly innovate in order to improve the efficiency of our operation and to streamline the fascinating waste recycling journey.

We process 3 types of waste materials:

Materials are collected in skip or bin containers by our 100+ fleet vehicles.

Dry Mixed Waste RecyclingDry Mixed Recycling

The DMR 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 through a combination of manual and machine-based processing at one of our MRFs.

Our MRFs use manual pickers, a variety of 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.

General Waste

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

Food waste is segregated into separate bins by some of our clients. Unlike most waste companies who send this to landfill, O’Brien Waste Recycling Solutions supply this material to a ‘Energy to Waste‘ facilities where it is recovered for use.

Businesses who use our efficient, waste processing services are always surprised to hear that their waste is disposed of in such an efficient, environmentally friendly way.

For more info on this fascinating process please call 0191 236 0915