Mixed plastic recycling

Post Consumer Bulky Rigid Plastic

MRP – Mixed Rigid Plastic – is composed of bulky rigid plastics discarded by residents into the municipal waste stream. These include HDPE Buckets, Crates, Totes, Trays, Pet Carriers, Laundry Baskets and Lawn Furniture.  This grade is also commonly known as “BRP – Bulky Rigid Plastic”.

MRP Components of this grade are often not part of a recycling program and not officially accepted however end up at the MRF anyway, forcing the sorting facilities to deal with them. Rather than pay to landfill this valuable resource, MRFs started baling it and selling it to companies like Scrap Management for sorting, washing, and grinding.

Value is based on yield and labor. A bale with bigger pieces, less residue, and no noticeable contaminants always will command a higher price, as a processor can produce a higher yield and use less labor. Processors compete more aggressively on clean MRP because it is less of a quality risk. As well, clean MRP can be converted more quickly, resulting in quicker cash turnover than lower grades.

Color also plays a role. Bales with more black are considered lower value, even if they’re clean and uniform. The regrind they yield is of lower value to end users in light of the limited applications for black plastics.

Mixed plastics examples

Mixed Rigid Plastic Acceptable Items:

HDPE & PP Injection:

  1. Roll-Out Trash Carts
  2. Crates; Totes; Buckets
  3. Laundry Baskets
  4. Lawn Furniture
  5. Plastic Trays
  6. Pet Crates

       *Metal such as axels and bolts should be removed.

Mixed Rigid Plastic Contaminants (Not Acceptable):

  1. Metal – Wires, Circuit Boards, Etc
  2. Car Seats
  3. Mailboxes
  4. Coolers
  5. Styrofoam
  6. Cardboard
  7. Flexible Films
  8. Dumpster Lids
  9. PET – Clamshells, Bottles, Etc
  10. PVC – Pipe, Blister Pack, Etc.
  11. HDPE – Bottles, Drums, Jeri-Cans
  12. Other (may be marked as #7)

Not to exceed 2% of any other material that is not plastic:

  1. Paper, Cardboard, Metal, Styrofoam, Wood, Rubber, Liquid, Other Residuals, etc.
  2. Excessive amount of debris (sand, rocks, dirt, etc.) or moisture
  3. Heavy baler residue, grease or grime
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Can rigid plastic be recycled?

Yes, many types of plastic include mechanical recycling, thermal recycling, chemical recycling and others.

What is rigid plastic?

Rigid plastic is a type of plastic that is characterized by high rigidity, strength and wear resistance. It is used in a variety of industries, including the automotive industry for bumpers, the furniture industry for armchairs and chairs, and the electronics industry for housings and security features. Rigid plastic usually does not bend or deform under pressure, so it is used in cases where increased strength and resistance to mechanical stress are required.
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