Recycling Facility Program

Recycling Facility Program

The following is for guidance information only.

What materials should be collected at a recycling facility ?

  • Ferrous Scrap
  • Corrugated Containers
  • Plastic - PET and HDPE
  • Automotive Bodies
  • Computers
  • Lead-acid Batteries

  • Non-ferrous Scrap
  • Computers
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Pallets

  • Newspapers
  • Office Paper
  • White Goods
  • Scrap Tires

What type of equipment is needed to operate a recycling facility?
If you plan on getting started in the business of collecting and processing recyclable materials, you'll need the right equipment to get the job done properly. At minimum, you'll generally need the following pieces of equipment:

  • Vertical Baler

  • Horizontal Baler

  • Forklift

  • Floor jack

  • Skid steer loader

  • Scales

  • Can sorter

  • Can flattener/blower

  • Plastic perforator

  • Glass crusher

  • Bale wire

The Recycling and Solid Waste Reduction Program has information on most all manufacturers of vertical and horizontal balers in the southeast United States and other areas of the country. In addition we have information on bale wire manufacturers, contamination issues, and much more. If you have any questions on most any issue related to recycling equipment, give us a call and we'll be glad to assist you.

How should recyclable materials be processed for marketing?

All recyclable materials should be processed in a particular way if you want to sell them to a broker or end-user manufacturer. The information provided below is based on comments by brokers, end-user manufacturers and recycling facilities across the state and region.

  • Aluminum Cans (UBC's)
  • Glass Bottles
  • Lead-Acid Batteries
  • Newspapers (ONP)
  • Old Corrugated Containers (OCC)
  • Plastics
  • Steel Containers/Cans

    Where can collected/processed materials be marketed?

    The Recycling and Solid Waste Reduction Program has compiled a list of markets for various recyclable materials. Click on Recycling Directories to view this information. The State-wide Recycling Directory lists profit and non-profit recycling facilities in the state which accept a wide range of materials including metals, paper, and plastics. There is also a number of directories for specific materials including paper, plastics, scrap tires, used motor oil, fluorescent lamps and mercury and computer/electronics. If you have any questions on materials which are not listed in these directories, contact our program and we'll be glad to assist you.