Q. How does the recycling scheme work?
A. Very simply, you sign up for the programme (complete the form above). We send you the recycling bags, which you fill with appropriate non-hazardous plastics. When they are full, give us a call or email us and we'll arrange collection. A completed decontamination certificate is required with each bag returned. Download your certificate here
Q. What can be recycled?
A. We can recycle high density polyethylene (HDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE), polypropylene (PP) and polycarbonate (PC) We can't handle or recycle hazardous materials, so please do not place any contaminated plastics in the bag.
Q. What happens at the recycling centre?
A. The plastics are rinsed to remove any paper labels or stickers and then finely ground and melted.The plastic at this stage is then mixed with plastic residues from recycled printer cartridges, which make all the plastic black. The molten plastic falls through a sieve and is rapidly cooled to form small plastic beads.
Q......and what does it come back as?
A. The recyled plastic beads are then used by various production facilities in the manufacture of new plastic products, such as plant pots and toys, black drainage pipes, traffic cones, bottles and wheelie bins.