Plastic bottles are everywhere. We use them all the time. They are also very expensive to recycle. Just a few bottles take up a lot of space. This means that a large lorry can only empty a few Plastic Bottle Banks before it has to travel back to the depot to discharge its load.
This is not an environmentally friendly way of recycling. So at Recresco we have developed a completely new way of collecting plastic bottles. A specially designed, unique processing unit is fitted to all of our plastic collection vehicles. The banks are emptied by high pressure vacuum systems and the bottles are passed through the processing unit. This enables the bottles to be reduced in size and compacted to a very high degree. Recresco plastic collection vehicles can collect 10 times more than a normal vehicle the same size.
Due to this technology we are able to offer a much better value service to local authorities.
Our Recresco plastic banks for public recycling sites are designed and built especially for us and are unique. They are exactly the right size and have a special port for the vacuum equipment to suck the bottles out. We think that they also look a lot nicer than other recycling containers.
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WHAT CAN I PUT IN THE PLASTIC BANK?
This is a question we are asked a lot! It's difficult to list every single type of plastic container, there's just too many.
So here is a guide:
We can now accept all types of household plastic packaging containers with ID numbers: 1, 2, 5 & 6 as long as they are not excluded in the list below.
Any of the items described above can be recycled regardless of whether it has been recycled previously, that’s the great thing about recycling!
LIST OF UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS
We do not accept:
- Plastic Type 3, 4, 7
- Plastic Toys
- Plastic Bags
- Cling Film or Bubble Wrap
- Non Plastic Items
- Video Cassettes
- Drain Pipe
Any items that do not fit through the round opening in the bank as these damage our machinery.