Last week we shipped a 53ft semi trailer loaded with used 4" black HDPE pipe. This was a first for us in a couple of ways. First, we loaded the trailer with loose pipe from the site of one of our customers. Secondly, we have never recycled or handled this type of material before. After we confirmed the make of the pipe, we researched the validity of recycling such material and found there is a market for this. We approached one processor of plastics in Vancouver and asked if they would be interested in such a load and they certainly were. So we loaded the trailer front to back, floor to ceiling, as best as we could. After 4 hours we had a full load and off it went to the coast. This was a first for us but certainly will not be a last.
We are always on the lookout for new ways to recycle, new products to recycle and new ideas.
As a recycler, I have a queston for you, what is the one thing you would like to see changed/added to recycling?
This could be the recycling of a new product, a change to how we provide service, or just an idea. We would love to hear your feedback, be it positive or negative we want to hear it.