The process and economics of recycling is global and changing quickly. Mixed recycling has become more costly and problematic from a safety, contamination and sorting perspective.
What does this mean for your recyclables?
You will be pleased to know that Waste Management has some very good companies who buy the recyclable materials we process for our customers here in New Zealand. That said, the prices have dropped and we are seeing much stricter requirements in terms of quality. Contamination levels need to be very low.
Basically, this means, the costs for processing recycling materials are getting higher, and the price received for those materials is lower.
As a result, prices for collection and processing of recycling are increasing here in New Zealand and globally.
What can you do?
You are likely to see prices increasing for the collection of your recycling material. This is a market shift that is happening globally. To make sure we maintain our markets for the recyclables we are continuing to sell at reasonable prices, we must maintain low levels of contamination and very good quality.
So, make sure you only place acceptable materials into your recycling bins. Not sure what is acceptable?
See here for some key tips.
Download a PDF version here.
Give our team a call and we can talk you through it.
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