All About Bale Wrap and Silage Plastic Recycling
One issue with any recycling program is densifying the product, in this case, bale wrap and silage plastic, enough to efficiently transport it to an end market.
Generally, plastics that are collected loose take up a large amount of space, are time consuming and difficult to handle with equipment, and they weigh very little, which is inefficient for transportation to a recycling facility.
To quickly and inexpensively densify these plastics for storage, handling, and transport, Cleanfarms is testing the use of a manual compacting system, which was designed and manufactured by Full Circle Plastics of Nobleford, Alberta.
How to access a manual compactor:
- Compactors are available year-round at each of the four waste transfer sites in Lethbridge County for public use during regular operating hours.
- Several round-up collection days will be held throughout the year at various locations in Lethbridge County. Compactors will be on-site for public use on collection days. 2021 collection days and locations TBD. Please check back.
- Some compactors are available for on-farm use. Contact Cleanfarms’ Alberta Program Advisor, Davin Johnson – firstname.lastname@example.org or 403‑942‑6012 to inquire about a manual compactor for your operation.