MaterialsRecycling is all about collecting and then delivering materials for reprocessing. The costs of recycling are usually either met from the sum the reprocessor receives for material (such as used cardboard) or from a gate fee that is charged (such as for poor quality wood).

The prices section gives an online guide as an indicator to prices that may be paid for collected materials which is known as 'ex works' rather than material delivered in to a reprocessing plant. A reprocessor is typically a paper mill or steel mill. With ex works the buyer will collect the material and this includes when the material is purchased by an exporter.

Please note that the prices shown in our various material categories are an indication of the market prices prevailing in the relevant month.

Prices are shown in £ per tonne (not dollars)

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