Currently (June 2015) households in Devon throw away 370,000 tonnes of waste every year – this includes ‘rubbish’, composting and recycling. Nearly 55% of this is recycled, which is great news, until you realise that it still means 166,500 tonnes needs to be disposed of.
Until recently all of this waste went to a landfill site. However, from spring 2015 onwards Devon will be sending 31% of its waste (55% is recycled/composted and 14% goes to landfill) to Energy from Waste plants being built in Exeter and Plymouth.
Find out more about Landfill Sites or Energy from Waste by clicking on the links below and watch Devon specific videos explaining the two processes here