HDPE Bottles are the second most commonly recycled grade of plastic in single stream municipal waste after PET Bottles. HDPE Milk Jugs and HDPE Detergent Bottles are both made from High Density Polyethylene Fractional Melt plastic. Baled material is shipped from a MRF to a facility equipped with a wash line that processes bales into washed flake and then further into reprocessed pellets. The pellets can be used in a variety of packaging and industrial applications such as drainage pipe or plastic pallets. Both grades have recently hit all-time highs in price and are in high demand right here in the United States Of America.
Number 2 recycling symbol
If you take a closer look at plastic products, you will notice a small recycling symbol with a number inside. This number represents the type of plastic used in the product, and it can range from 1 to 7. HDPE is labeled with the number 2, indicating that it is a plastic that can be recycled.
We buy HDPE plastic for recycling in Maine
Some recommendations to get the best price for HDPE plastic recycling. To ensure that HDPE 2 plastic is properly recycled, it is essential to follow these best practices:
- Clean and rinse the plastic products before recycling to remove any contaminants.
- Only recycle HDPE 2 plastic products, as other types of plastic can contaminate the recycling process.
- Avoid crushing or compacting the plastic products, as this can make them difficult to sort and process.
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