Recycling

Cardboard

This is normally in baled form or delivered loose. Please be aware that cardboard needs to be free from food, metal, plastics and other wastes.

What ever your tonnage please call and we will be pleased to help.

Plastics

Most types of plastics can in fact be recycled from plastics pallets through to plastics bottles. Pvc, Polymers, abs, are just a few streams we are happy to recycle on your behalf.

A very common form of plastic used to make films such as pallet and shrink wrap. This is normally baled to ensure the maximum weight can be transported. The material is typically produced via retail such as supermarkets and warehousing operations.

If you are unsure if any of your plastic waste can be recycled, please telephone one of  our technical representatives, who will be happy to assist.

Alwin has also recently invested in a state of the art analtyk, plastics analyser. This by the push of a button,will give a reading of what plastic type the material is . We are happy to visit on site to do analysis if required.

Paper

Most types of office paper can be recycled, but in the main our systems is set up to collect and recycle white and coloured letters, invoices, copy paper, computer print outs and archive records.

Depending on the quality and tonnage you have we may be able to offer your company a rebate per tonne. We also can provide a full audit trail allowing you to track your recyclables to the point of new product.

WEEE

One specialist area in which Alwin now concentrates much of its efforts is in the electronics industry. With the impending introduction of the WEEE directive and the emphasis now placed upon manufacturers of electrical goods to take back and recycle their older equipment we have found a large market for our services. Currently materials from the electronics industry which Alwin handle, include computer monitors, keyboards, mobile phones, populated circuit boards and blank unused scrap circuit boards.

All Businesses that use electrical and electronic equipment must comply with the WEEE regulations. You must store, collect, treat, recycle and dispose of WEEE separately from your other waste. You must obtain and keep proof that your WEEE was given to a waste management company and was treated and disposed of in an environmentally sound way.

WHEN IS DISPOSAL FREE?

You are able to return WEEE free of charge if:

It was sold to you after 13 August 2005

You are replacing it with equivalent new EEE.

In these circumstances your EEE supplier can give you details of the take back system available to you.

WHEN DO YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR THE DISPOSAL?

You must arrange and pay for the transfer of WEEE to an Approves Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) if:

You are discarding EEE which was purchased before August 2005 and are not replacing with equivalent EEE.

You cannot trace the producer.

You are purchasing new EEE and you choose, through negotiation with the producer to accept the future costs of treating and disposing of it.

WASTE MINIMISATION

You can reduce your disposal costs if you decrease the amount of WEEE you produce.