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YOUNGSTERS got to learn about what happens to their rubbish as part of recycling awareness week.

The 150 children from Park Gate and Whiteley Primary Schools spent the day learning about large scale recycling at Raymond Brown Minerals & Recycling’s Rookery Farm, near Swanwick.

The cutting-edge facility can process 75,000 tonnes of waste every year.

A behind-the-scenes tour and on-site lesson gave the seven and eight-year-olds an insight into what happens to all the builders’ waste delivered to the facility.

Environmental officer for RBMR Lauren Finch said: ‘School trips like this really help to get them excited about recycling and we hope they will take this away with them and be more aware of recycling waste in their own home.’