IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have been collecting bottle tops at home, school or for a charity (maybe towards a wheelchair) then please click here.
Green Ant Plastic Recycling offer a wide range of plastic recycling services across the UK, including a plastic bottle top recycling service. We can collect them on their own or with other plastics that you have available.
We are actively facilitating plastic recycling of all types of UK thermoplastic waste including plastic bottle caps to increase the UK plastic recycling rate and help the country meet its plastic recycling targets.
Bottle Cap Recycling Requirements
- We are mainly interested in HDPE tops from drinks bottles and plastic milk bottles (caps from shampoo bottles and the like are often a different kind of plastic which need to be kept separate).
- Ideally, any paper, card, foil or rubber seals should be removed from the caps before being sent for recycling.
- Contaminants such as those mentioned above and other plastic types will result in a much lower value for the plastics and may result in a charge for disposal.
UK Wide Collections
Using an extensive network of plastic recycling associates across the UK, we are able to offer UK wide collections of your plastic bottle caps for recycling and a comprehensive set of recycling services including the shredding and granulation of the caps and, compounding of the resultant plastic regrind into a product that then can easily be injection moulded into new plastic products (maybe even new bottle caps).
IMPORTANT NOTE: Unfortunately, due to the lightweight nature of plastics we do require a minimum weight of plastic bottle tops to be collected for recycling. This minimum weight will depend on your location and the type of bottle tops. For HDPE bottle tops we would estimate a minimum of 2-3 tonnes for FREE collections (smaller load weights may be possible but on a chargeable basis).
Green Ant are committed to the environment and by using our network of plastic recycling associates rather than one central plastic recycling facility, we aim to minimise the environmental impact and carbon footprint of transporting and recycling your plastic bottle caps for recycling.
Using plastic recycling facilities that are as close to the collection point as possible and by optimising the volume of bottle caps and other plastics collected on each vehicle is not only more environmentally friendly but means we can often collect smaller volumes of plastics than other larger plastic recycling companies.
Contacting Green Ant Plastic Recycling
To find out more about how Green Ant can help you with your plastic bottle cap recycling requirements, please call on 01507 418111 or send us your details via our Material Enquiry page.