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Plastic Waste Management and Recycling Solutions

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We offer a free consultation and evaluation of current spending to businesses that are looking to reduce costs.

Plastics are used in everything from food packaging to medical supplies to plumbing systems. While many types of plastic can be recycled, too much plastic ends up in our nation’s landfills—it happens when the cost of sorting, transporting, and recycling plastics becomes cost prohibitive.

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Global Trash Solutions has been analyzing the waste management industry for decades. We keep our eye on the plastics recycling market and connect you with vendors who offer the best returns for plastics.

GTS offers a selection of quality compactors and balers for sale to help you manage plastics more efficiently, improve your recycling rates, and save on hauling costs. Bales take up less space in trucks, which means fewer pickups and lower transport costs.

What Types of Plastic Can Be Recycled?

Plastics are identified by a number code. Here is a breakdown of the different types of plastics and some of the products they are used for:

  • #1 PET and PETE (polyethylene terephthalate): Water and soft drink bottles, food containers, cooking oil bottles
  • #2 HDPE (high-density polyethylene): Milk and juice jugs, laundry and dishwashing detergent bottles, shopping bags
  • #3 PVC (polyvinyl chloride): Plastic food wrap, trays for baked goods, plastic packaging
  • #4 LDPE (low-density polyethylene): Shopping bags, food storage bags, trash bags
  • #5 PP (polypropylene): Bottle caps, drinking straws, toys, car bumpers
  • #6 PS (polystyrene): Toys, hard packing materials, cosmetic bags, CD cases, vending cups
  • #7 Other: Other plastics, including acrylic, nylon, and fiberglass

Not all, but many, of these plastics can be easily recycled, especially water and soft drink bottles.

Featured Product

If your business generates a significant amount of plastic waste, the Cram-A-Lot horizontal plastic baler machine is the ideal tool for managing it.

wide mouth horizontal baler

Designed with an extra-large opening, the HE-60 plastic recycling baler can be used with or without a conveyor system and can operate manually or automatically with photoelectric cell control. Recycle plastics, corrugated cardboard, foam rubber, and more.

Start baling plastics and generating revenue for your business today. We offer payment options to suit every budget—rent, lease, or buy. Contact us to learn more.

Equipment and Waste Consulting for Plastics Management and Recycling

Plastics recycling can not only generate revenue for your business, it can also improve your brand’s identity. Recycling takes less energy and reduces the need to mine, drill, and pump for raw materials.

Your waste stream will determine what equipment you need for recycling. For example, if your business generates a lot of plastic film waste, a plastic baler will help you get the material into a mill-ready form. If you manage a large organization, such as a university campus or an office complex, a recycling compactor can help you manage large quantities of recyclable plastics. Sorting requirements vary by municipality.

The expert waste management consultants at Global Trash Solutions can develop a tailored waste management plan for your needs.

Check out our compacters and balers for sale and contact us today for a no-obligation consultation with one of our sustainability consultants.