Novelis Recycling have been working successfully on a contractual basis with Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council since June 2015. The council carry out residential ‘multi-stream’ kerbside collections of all household recyclate, including aluminium cans. The collected aluminium is delivered to bays within the council’s facility, allowing for mechanical processing over conveyors, helping to eliminate unwanted contaminants such as plastics. Once processed, the aluminium is collected by Novelis hauliers who transport the material to the Latchford plant where the cans undergo the next phase of the reprocessing cycle.

Stephen Thomas of Merthyr council believes the partnership with Novelis Recycling is a positive and mutually beneficial one.

As well as offering a reliable service, Novelis work in partnership with the council to help educate the general public about the benefits of recycling waste and providing high-quality, uncontaminated aluminium. This encourages separation of materials at the kerbside itself which contributes longer term to the most sustainable development outcomes.

Stephen Thomas, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council