Wheelie Bin Recycling

By September 11, 2019Services

When bins get damaged you need a reliable partner to help you deal with your wheelie bin recycling. Look no further, Aylesbury Granulation Services would be happy to help.

We have worked with, and still do work with, a number of District Councils, skip hire companies and waste management companies with their wheelie bin recycling.

How does wheelie bin recycling work?

The bins come to our site ready prepared for recycling (for more information on this, read on). The amount of work prior to granulation depends entirely upon their size.  For example, anything up to and including a 240-litre wheelie bin can go straight into our granulator. Anything larger than that, so, for example, an 1100 commercial bin, will need to be cut into more manageable pieces.

The bin is fed into our granulator, which is capable of processing around one tonne per hour, and the knives and blades cut the bins into tiny pieces which are 10mm big.  This is called regrind.  We sell the regrind and it will be made back into new plastic products – very often new wheelie bins.

Do you get paid for wheelie bin recycling?

Yes – wheelie bin plastic is an industry grade by itself we are always very happy to let you know what the current rebate rate is for end-of-life wheelie bin recycling.

Our rebate rate (as is the industry norm) is based upon a delivered in price.  However, if you do not have transport yourself, we are always happy to arrange transport for you at cost.

On an average articulated lorry (curtain-sider) you should expect to have a payload of around 4 tonnes, and this is how most wheelie bins are delivered in to us.

Once we have finished processing the waste plastic we weigh each and every bag of regrind. We forward these weights to you on a rebate statement, which therefore indicates how much you need to invoice us for. Standard payment terms are 30 days.

What do we need from you?

The most important thing to understand is that contaminates mean that plastic is not recyclable.

For effective wheelie bin recycling, the bins need to be empty and (relatively) clean. By this we mean that they need to have no residual waste or “bin juice” in them. They do not have to be washed.

The bins also need to be metal free. This includes all screws, lifting pins, locks, rivets, hinges, chains, wheels and axles (although in a stack of bins it is acceptable to leave feet on the bottom bin).  If there are any additional rubber seals or strips these also need removing.

If we can help you in any way then please do not hesitate to contact us and let’s discuss this further.