55 Gallon Plastic Drum Recycling – HDPE Drums
Shred, Wash, Regrind, Remelt… Reprocess
55 Gallon Poly Drum Recycling is extremely important for industrial companies and the environment. It helps keep millions of pounds out of the landfill. Furthermore, it creates hundreds of green jobs here at home! Lastly, recycling HDPE 55 Gallon Poly Drums creates raw material feedstock for manufacturers that need it. Finished products made from HMW-HDPE Drum Regrind include Drainage Pipe, Pallets, Totes, Tanks, Tools, and 55 Gallon Drums.
HDPE Drums are used to hold solvents and industrial chemicals. They range in size from 5-gallon jugs to 35-gallon jeri-cans to 55-gallon poly drums. All plastic drums are made from HMW HDPE which is recyclable into new products used in construction.
HDPE 55 Gallon Drums for recycling are made up of waste HDPE BARRELS, which were previously used for storage of various industrial fluoric acid. They were washed with hot water before baling/regrinding. The HDPE drum scrap is available in various forms, bale, regrind/chip/granules. Recycling chemical drums is an important environmental as well as economic aspect. It’s an alternative to drum disposal services. For a quote on your drum scrap, just click here!
Recycling vs. Disposal of Empty Plastic Drums in Wisconsin
Recycling or disposal of empty plastic drums is an important process that can contribute to environmental sustainability. Here’s what you need to know about the two options:
Recycling: Recycling empty plastic drums is the more environmentally friendly option. Plastic drums can be recycled and transformed into various other plastic products. The recycling process usually involves cleaning the drums, shredding them into small pieces, and then melting and reforming the plastic into new products.
It’s important to check the type of plastic the drums are made from. Plastic drums are commonly made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) or sometimes polypropylene (PP). Both of these materials are highly recyclable.
Disposal: If recycling is not feasible, proper disposal is crucial to prevent environmental pollution. Disposal methods will depend on the regulations in your area. Here are some general guidelines for disposing of empty plastic drums:
Check for any hazardous materials or residues in the drums. If the drums contained hazardous substances, they may need to be handled and disposed of following specific protocols to ensure safety.
Contact local waste management authorities or recycling centers to inquire about the proper disposal methods for plastic drums in Wisconsin. They can provide guidance on whether the drums can be landfilled or if there are other specialized disposal facilities available.
Consider reusing the plastic drums for non-hazardous purposes if recycling is not an option. Reusing the drums for storage or other non-commercial purposes can extend their lifecycle and reduce waste.