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Many plastic recyclers will only deal with a small range of the hundreds of different plastic types that exist in the market today. We do not have these kind of limitations at Sharp Polymer Solutions.

There are certain plastic types which are more attractive to us commercially for plastic recycling because they are more widely recycled but we will endeavour to find a home for any plastics that you have available for sale or disposal.

 
 

At Sharp Polymer Solutions, we work in partnership with our Associates to facilitate plastic recycling throughout the country. The extent of this UK partner network means that we have the infrastructure to purchase a far broader range of plastics than that offered by many of our competitors.

Besides accepting many different grades of plastic, we can receive them in various forms, including original scrap or waste plastics processed into shred, regrind granulates or pellet compound. Whatever type of plastic you need to recycle, Sharp Polymer Solutions can help. If you are unsure of what type of plastics you have, our customer service team will be able to identify them through photographs or samples.

We Purchase Post-industrial and Post-consumer Plastics

Sharp Polymer Solutions are experienced in collecting and recycling waste plastics from various commercial and industrial sources. Post-industrial plastics may include rejects, over-runs, off-cuts and extrusion scrap. Post-consumer plastics often comprise of packaging, coat-hangers, crates, drums, pots, trays, bottles and their caps.

Because we work in partnership with many Recycling Associates, processing usually takes place locally in the UK, to reduce our carbon footprint, keep costs to a minimum and to enable us to ensure quality control. A combination of leading-edge technology and established processes are employed to ensure your plastics are efficiently sorted, washed, dried, reduced and compounded; so that purity and quality is assured.

We Offer Useful Flexibility in Waste Collections

Our national network allows us to offer recycling of relatively small volumes of waste without compromising on our commitment to protecting the environment and keeping transport costs low ā€“ savings we can then pass on to you. It remains a logistical aim to regularly move trucks fully loaded but we are pleased to offer competitive quotes for smaller waste consignments. If you are an organisation with only sporadic need for plastic recycling or perhaps even a one-off requirement, Sharp Polymer Solutions will come up with a cost-effective arrangement to suit you.

Our Commitment to Quality

Sharp Polymer Solutions always strive to supply the highest quality raw materials to both our customers and our Recycling Associates, combining maximum recycling rates with minimum waste levels. This is achieved through requesting that waste plastics we collect from customers be of the same type and from the same source or process. We can recycle mixed loads if necessary but please note that their value and the amount we pay you will be diminished. Similarly, any load that is found to be contaminated by other materials e.g. wood, metal, glass or foam, will likewise command a lower price.

Advice on Packing Waste Plastics for Collection

It is important that you prepare your waste appropriately, to ensure it can collected and delivered by our drivers safely and in good condition. It is standard procedure to palletise plastics for ease of loading and unloading by forklift. If you are unfamiliar with these logistical procedures, kindly call our customer service team for advice before ordering. Suggested packaging for common types of waste are listed below:

Common packaging:-

  • Scrap ā€“ metal cages or stillages, boxes, industrial skips, flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs).
  • Regrinds/pellets ā€“ FIBCs, 25kg sacks or bags, octoboxes.

What Can We Expect to be Paid?

Sharp Polymer Solutions enjoy a high volume of repeat business because we always do our best to pay a fair market price for plastic scrap. As with most recycled commodities, there are several factors that influence price:

  • Material type e.g. PVC, PE, PP, PS, PA
  • Colour e.g. clear, natural, single colour, mixed
  • Physical properties e.g. density, melt flow index (MFI), impact strength
  • Volume
  • Quality
  • Proximity to recycling plant

Please call our customer service team for a quotation.

Toll Processing

Some customers prefer Sharp Polymer Solutions to collect, process and return their waste, so that they can then re-use it as raw materials for future projects. This is known as Toll Processing and we are happy to provide you with a quote. You can learn more about this service elsewhere on our website.

Contacting Sharp Polymers Solutions Recycling

To arrange collection or a quotation, please call our office on 0845 6000095 or complete the online Enquiry Form.

 
 
Sharp Polymer Solutions

Head Office: Unit 20, Charlesfield Industrial Estate,
St.Boswells, Melrose, Scotland, TD6 0HH
Phone: 0845 6000095
Email: purchasing@sharppolymers.co.uk
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