Plastic Recycling

Plastic Recycling: Plastic recycling business could be a terrific startup for you. You have many options, depending on how much time, energy and money you want to invest in your business. You can start small, by collecting plastics and outsourcing to another company, or you can buy processing equipment and do the processing yourself. It is important to thoroughly research local manufacturers and determine whether there is a demand for recycled plastics in your area.

Plastic recycling market: Look online or in your local business listings to find plastic recyclers in your area. Decide whether a new plastic recycling company is in need in your community before getting started. Research manufacturers in your area who will pay for recycled plastics. Learn what kinds of plastic are in highest demand among manufacturers and how much these companies will pay for your recycled plastic.

Make a collection plan: Decide how you will gather recyclable plastic, whether by picking it up yourself from residential areas, contracting with local volunteer groups who can collect plastic for you or creating a drop off center at your business site. Make arrangements with local businesses and volunteer groups and see if they will donate their recyclables to you.

Apply for a business license: Visit your city clerk’s office to secure needed paperwork. Avoid recycling until you have received a valid license.

Find a site: For your plastic recycling business. Choose a spot with room for vehicles to drop off plastics. Make sure there is sufficient space for your processing equipment. Find a spot in a centrally located area to increase convenience for your customers.

Gather recycling equipment: Search online or in industry publications for the best deals on used shredders, extruders, crushers, washers and solar dryers. Purchase a vehicle large enough to transport processed recyclables to buyers.

Begin collecting recyclables: Market your business locally by posting fliers, and advertising in print and online news publications. Pick up plastics from interested clients’ homes and businesses, and begin recycling.

Wishing you all the best,