5 Steps to Successfully Recycling Your Industrial Scrap Plastic

Does your company produce industrial scrap plastic in Tennessee, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, or Ohio? If so, you might be able to recycle it by selling it to us. We buy a variety of industrial plastics and transform them into a product known as regrind. We then sell the regrind to manufacturers.

Your industrial scrap plastic may be worth something. If you are currently throwing it away, consider earning some extra money you can put back into your company. Every little bit helps, right? We want to make it happen if we can. Contact us to learn more about the plastics we buy.

In the meantime, here are five steps to successfully recycling industrial scrap plastic:

  1. Figure Out What You Have

The first step is to figure out exactly what you have. There are two things to consider here. First is the fact that not all industrial plastic scrap is marketable. In other words, there may not be a market for what you have in your warehouse. So you need to know what you have to figure this out.

Second, it is important to know whether your plastic scrap is mixed. It will make a difference when you contact a recycler. You should also know how easily sorted any mixed plastics are.

  1. Contact a Recycler

The second step is to contact a recycler. If your company is located in any of the previously mentioned states, feel free to contact us. If not, you will have to look for recycling contractors in whatever state you are located in. The goal here is to get quotes from recyclers just as you would if you were hiring contractors to do work on your building.

  1. Draft Recycling Policies

Assuming you are able to work something out with a recycler, the next step is to draft some policies. Do not just tell employees you are going to recycle and expect it to happen on its own. It won’t. Both management and the employees who work under them will need clear instructions.

Your policy should outline what gets recycled, how it will be recycled, and who will be responsible for making sure things get done. Policies should be crafted in such a way as to allow for flexibility. In addition, policies should be reviewed from time to time for possible revisions.

  1. Implement the Process

Successfully drafting recycling policies paves the way for implementing a process. Whatever process you come up with will include collecting the plastic scrap, sorting it from other waste materials, and storing it until it can be picked up.

The process should have redundancy built in. Certain staff members should be tasked with implementing the various steps as necessary. Tying everything together is accountability. Ultimately, everyone involved in the process should be accountable to someone.

  1. Work with Your Recycling Contractor

The final step is to begin working with your recycling contractor. You will work together to establish a pick-up schedule. You’ll also work out a means by which the actual waste gets from your warehouse into the back of the trailer. You and the contractor should be able to come up with arrangements that benefit both of you.

Recycling industrial plastic scrap is not as difficult as it might sound. The hardest part may be finding a contractor willing to buy the scrap from you. After that, recycling is little more than collecting and separating out the desired plastic and storing it until the contractor comes to pick it up. And thanks to this post, you now know how to do it.