Embracing DMR: A Glimpse of Durham

From the historic charm of Durham Castle to the bustling lanes of Framwelgate, and the serene banks of River Wear, every part of Durham echoes a commitment to sustainability. Our DMR service ensures that businesses across the city, whether a quaint café near Old Elvet or a modern startup at Aykley Heads, actively contribute to a greener Durham.

What is Dry Mixed Recycling (DMR)?

DMR encompasses a range of recyclable materials that can be mixed together for collection, eliminating the need for separate waste streams. This includes:

  • Paper (e.g., newspapers, magazines)
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bottles and containers
  • Cans (both aluminium and steel)
  • Tetra Paks

By separating these materials from general waste, businesses can significantly reduce their environmental impact.

Businesses Benefiting from DMR Collection:

  1. Retail Stores: With packaging materials like cardboard, plastic, and cans being abundant.
  2. Offices: Daily waste like paper, magazines, and beverage containers.
  3. Restaurants & Cafes: Apart from food waste, they produce a significant amount of recyclable packaging waste.
  4. Educational Institutions: Schools, colleges, and universities generate vast amounts of paper, cardboard, and beverage container waste.
  5. Manufacturing Units: Waste generated in the form of packaging materials.

Your Bin, Your Choice:

To cater to varying waste volumes, we offer a range of bin sizes tailored to your business needs:

  • 1100 L: For businesses with high DMR waste output.
  • 660 L: A mid-sized solution for consistent waste generation.
  • 240 L: Suited for small businesses or low-frequency recyclables.

Recycling the DMR Way:

Once collected, the mixed recyclables are transported to our state-of-the-art facility. Here's how the magic happens:

  1. Sorting: Advanced machinery and manual sorting separate the materials into individual streams.
  2. Baling: Each material type is compacted into bales for efficient transportation.
  3. Recycling: Materials are sent to specialized recycling plants where they're transformed into new products.

The beauty of DMR lies in the efficient use of resources, reducing the need for virgin raw materials and ensuring a circular economy.

With Durham Waste's DMR collection service, every business in Durham has the potential to pave the way for a brighter, greener future. Step up, make the change, and watch as your recyclables breathe life once again.