From 5-gallon buckets, to a children’s plastic play set, rigid plastics are used in a wide variety of applications in our everyday lives. When we don’t need them anymore, they are often thrown into the garbage to be taken to a landfill.
At L.E.D.R. Recycling, we offer low-cost rigid plastic recycling in the St. Louis region for both commercial and residential customers’ construction and demolition projects.
Benefits Of Rigid Plastic Recycling
The recycling of rigid plastics is on the rise. In 2014, almost 1.28 billion pounds of the material was recycled in the United States. By recycling rigid plastic as opposed to throwing it away, you are keeping waste out of landfills, repurposing the materials for other uses, as well as conserving energy and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
During the recycle process, rigid plastic is shredded down to smaller pieces, cleaned to remove contaminants and melted down. At this stage, stabilizer compounds are added to strengthen the new plastic, and colorful dyes can be included depending on what the final product will be. Finally, the new material is chipped into pellets for reuse in new manufacturing.
The environmental benefits of recycling rigid plastic are enormous, yet far too much still ends up in the landfill. At L.E.D.R. Recycling, we want to help you do your part, which is why we offer simple rigid plastic recycling for the entire St. Louis area.
To help you make your rigid plastic recycling easier, L.E.D.R. offers roll-off containers that can be brought to your home or project site. After you are done, we will take it away with no fuss!
Contact L.E.D.R. Recycling today for your next C&D project, and try an affordable, environmentally-friendly alternative throwing your waste into municipal landfills.