Green Recycling are proud to be making commercially successful and effective environmental solutions in waste management, on a scale large enough to make a real impact. Our waste disposal service covers Essex including Maldon, Witham and Chelmsford.
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Services - Recycling Plastics

Green Recycling cover the Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, and Suffolk areas for the collection and recycling of all different grades of plastics including;

  • Strapping
  • Bottles
  • Fertiliser sacks
  • Baled polystyrene
  • Mixed plastic bottles
  • LDPE
  • PP
  • HDPE
  • Rolls of plastic film
  • Any other plastic

We collect from offices, factories, shops, local authorities, schools and farms.

plastic skip 40 cubic yard roll on roll off plastic bottle bank
We can provide skips for smaller collections. 40 cubic yard RO/RO (Roll on/Roll off) container for plastics collections. Once full we bring the material back to our Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) to process and send on for recycling. For our local authority customers we are able to provide a bring bank service.

What happens to the plastics next?

There is a huge variation in the types/grades of plastics. We accept all grades either mixed together or separated.

Mixed plastic bottles baled and ready for recycling Baled coat hangers ready for recycling
Mixed plastic bottles baled and ready for recycling Baled coat hangers ready for recycling

The plastic is brought back into our MRF (Materials Recycling Facility) and the quality of the material is assessed. It is then weighed on our on-site weighbridge.

Yes please - Plastic bottles
Hard plastics
Plastic films
No thank you - Any food contamination

Next the plastic is pushed onto the loading conveyor by our forklift or telehandler which takes it towards the 50 ton baling machine. There is always a final quality check carried out on this conveyor prior to the baling process.

The baler turns the loose plastic into 250Kg bales that are wire tied. These are stored in our warehouse until a load is ready for transport to the plastics reprocessor.

The final destination

The 250Kg plastics bales are loaded by forklift onto a waiting articulated lorry. The vehicle will hold approximately 20 tons of plastics and we aim to maximise weight on each truck to reduce vehicle movements and carbon footprint.

When the plastics reach the reprocessor it is first checked for the different grades and then granulated into small pieces so that manufactures of new plastics can make new products.

This represents the complete cycle of plastics recycling from consumer, to collector, reprocessesor and the end of the chain the manufacturer.

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This completes the feed loop of this product and gives our customers complete peace of mind of where their products end up. Additionally Green Recycling audits all hauliers and re-processors on a regular basis to check waste carriers and site licences/exemptions.

Why should I recycle plastics?

  • It is good for the environment
  • It saves natural resources such as oil
  • Carbon footprint is reduced as it takes less energy to recycle plastics compared to manufacturing new material
  • Less waste to landfill
  • It saves money


Should you require, we can provide you with recycling data for all collections.

Sale of material

We also sell high quality products, please enquire on 01621 842600

To discuss your plastic recycling requirements please contact us on 01621 842600