The Secret World Of Your Rubbish

Series 1
1:00:00

Series 1, Episode 3

4.0 3 x
Refood diverts the rotting food we don't want from landfill, and plugs it into the national grid. If all the food wasted by UK homes was turned into energy, it could power more than 1.2 million homes. Terracycle sorts through the unrecyclable at drop-off points around Sussex.
1:00:00

Series 1, Episode 2

4.0 4 x
Crapper and Sons salvage what they can from among 40,000 tonnes of plastic per year. S Norton uses a multi-million pound complex of hydraulic and electrical systems to shred 1.5 million tonnes of steel per year.
1:00:00

Series 1, Episode 1

4.0 5 x
Meet London's first female binman who clears rubbish four times a week from a rich borough, the Kennys who hand-built their waste business from scratch, and Mark, who salvages defunct planes. Meanwhile, a box full of human ashes turns up at Crappers near Swindon.
45:00

Episode 4

3.0 13 x
Scientists from the University of Surrey reveal the methods used to clean up some of the thousands of pieces of space junk orbiting Earth.
58:00

Episode 4

4.0 29 x
Scientists from the University of Surrey reveal the methods used to clean up some of the thousands of pieces of space junk orbiting Earth.
50:00

Episode 3

4.0 16 x
In Nottingham, Alan is responsible for a waste-burning furnace that incinerates 180,000 tonnes of rubbish annually. A Glaswegian father and son make a pretty penny selling on 3,500 tonnes of unwanted clothes every year.
58:00

Episode 3

4.0 21 x
In Nottingham, Alan is responsible for a waste-burning furnace that incinerates 180,000 tonnes of rubbish annually. A Glaswegian father and son make a pretty penny selling on 3,500 tonnes of unwanted clothes every year.
58:00

Episode 2

3.0 50 x
Workers at Dungeness A, a decommissioned nuclear power station in Kent, have to deal with radioactive rubbish - an operation that requires extreme measures.
58:00

Episode 1

4.0 60 x
Crapper and Sons run a landfill site that manages 200 trucks of waste a day, but they are now running out of space. At Marylebone station, cleaners fight against a never-ending tide of rubbish.

2. Episode 2

4.0 17 x
S Norton staff shred 1.5 million tonnes of steel per year.
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