At present recycling is different in most council areas and always seems to need to be reshuffled into several different commodity heaps on conveyor belts by human hands..
These heaps are then expensively compressing and reloaded onto other lorries for selling on to a purchaser who refines them again into something more concentrated.
This is then has to be stockpiled before transporting to a final user and the rubbish left over taken by another lorry to the tip.
Well, that is a huge amount of handling and transporting that can be avoided if all the flammable material were burnt in an incinerator to produce electric power and heat.
Surely the government can direct councils to route all burnable rubbish including wood, paper, plastics, packaging etc, to a nearby moving grate power plant with stack scrubbers.
A separate bin for tins, metals, and glass, tiles etc would still be needed and sorted but only about 10% instead of the 90% now.