Dry Mixed Recycling

What Urbaser’s Dry Mixed Recycling service can do for you

Urbaser’s Dry Mixed Recycling (DMR) service provides our customers with an easy and cost-effective way to process their recyclable business waste. Regular collections of DMR is the most cost-effective way for a business to manage its waste, as the disposal and onward processing costs of DRM are much lower than the disposal costs for General Waste.

DMR collections provide businesses with an easy way to increase their green credentials through higher levels of recycling. It is also the simplest and most convenient recycling method for businesses to adopt, requiring only one type of container to be used as the materials can all be mixed together.

What is Dry Mixed Recycling?

Dry Mixed Recycling (DMR) consists of a variety of easily recyclable materials which are presented for collection mixed together in a single container or sack. This typically includes materials such as:

  • Plastics – for example clean plastic bottles, trays, tubs and films
  • Metals – for example clean food tins, drinks cans and aluminium foil
  • Paper – for example dry paper waste, packing paper, envelopes, catalogues, newspapers and magazines
  • Cardboard – for example dry cardboard boxes and corrugated cardboard (brown cardboard), cereal and dried food boxes (grey cardboard), egg boxes

The materials presented for collection in a DMR container must be clean and dry, meaning they cannot be contaminated with food waste, oils, or other wet or liquid waste.

Why choose us?

Urbaser offers tailor-made solutions to managing your business’ recycling requirements using sustainable methods of collection and onward processing. When items can’t be recycled, we can help companies to improve their green credentials by implementing strategies to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill.

Should you require it, we can use our industry experience to help you to better identify your DMR needs, such as identifying the best suited size and number of containers, or the best frequency of collection. We can also offer you an entirely paperless service using, using electronic invoicing and duty of care notices.

We supply our customers with recycling posters to be displayed within their business premises, making it easy to see which items can and cannot be recycled in our DMR containers

Our fleet of collection vehicles are fitted with the latest bin weighing technology, and they all surpass current emissions standards utilising clean engine technology. All vehicles are also fitted with 360º cameras to ensure safety when operating on or near your business premises. We also have cyclist safety systems fitted to our largest vehicles, to keep vulnerable road users as safe as possible whilst providing our services.

In addition, Urbaser can offer its customers with fill-sensor technology installed inside their containers, meaning we know when your container does and does not require emptying. This allows us to cut down on unnecessary visits, which in turn saves your business money. It also helps to protect the environment by reducing unnecessary vehicle mileage and the associated emissions which arise from this.

Urbaser also offers its customer exciting advertising opportunities through the use of large digital advertising screens attached to the sides of our vehicles. If you would like to advertise with us on the go, then please get in touch.

What happens to my recycling after collection?

All DMR collected by Urbaser goes to Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs), where the different types of recyclable materials are separated from each other and bulked together. From here, they go to reprocessors who turn them into new resources for use in manufacturing and production.

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