Frequently Asked Questions
Plastics We Recycle
We are happy to work with a range of plastics, and are happy to discuss any polymer to try to find a recycling solution, but most often we work with:
- PP – for example plastic crates and plastic buckets
- ABS – for example reels and plastic bodies
- PC (polycarbonate) – for example catering trays and plastic water cooler bottles
- HDPE – for example wheelie bins, plastic drums and diesel tank
- PS – for example food packaging or high-impact materials ink bottles
- APET – for example trays and bottles
The Plastic Recycling Process
Waste plastic arrives at Aylesbury Granulation Services yard ready segregated and free of contaminates, such as metal handles, lifting pins, wheels and food residues.
Waste plastic can arrive stacked on pallets, loose in a vehicle of any size or baled. The key is that the material is sorted, segregated and contaminate free. We can deal with most methods of goods-in.
We feed the waste plastics in to our Herbold 600 / 1000 and the material is granulated into 10mm regrind and stored into clean one tonne FIBC bags with a filler and discharge spout.
Plastic granulation is the most effective way to downsize plastic waste and we have many instances when we have downsized a full artic load of rigid plastics to just three or four pallets of granulated plastic. This, of course, considerably reduces the onward cost of transportation.
Why Recycle Plastic
Most plastic has the ability to be recycled and used back in manufacture time and time again. We are all becoming more and more aware of the environmental impact of waste plastics.
Plastics in landfill can take anywhere between a few decades and 1000 years to biodegrade – and some never will.
Burning plastics is arguably a better way to dispose of plastic waste than landfill, but this is a waste of a recyclable resource and it results in noxious gases being released into the atmosphere.
The very best way to deal with plastic waste is to recycle it.
Both businesses and individuals have a moral responsibility to recycle, there is often a financial advantage to recycling and before long there will be greater legislative controls in place to ensure that recyclable materials are dealt with through appropriate channels, such as Aylesbury Granulation Services.
Can we help you with your Plastic Recycling?
If you have plastic waste we’d love to try to help you recycle it. Please contact us to discuss your options.
In the first instance it will help if you could send an e-mail with photos, quantity (in tonnes) and location of your waste plastics. We can then look at the best way to progress with your recycling.
What are we doing through the COVID-19 crisis?
As we are such a small company, it is pretty much business as usual. Our business is run from a home office and our processing is done by a lone worker. As such we comply with all government advice in our normal trading.
We are, however, putting all goods in into quarantine for 72 hours before we handle or process them.
During the coronavirus outbreak we have managed to help a number of firms who have found themselves with no home for their recycling as some of the larger firms have decided to close their operations for some time. If you have segregated segregated waste that you need recycling then please contact us.