Plastic mulch removal from the field after crop harvest involves high labor and cost. There are only a handful of agricultural plastic recyclers that will accept plastic mulch, and disposal in landfills can be costly as mulch weight can be doubled due to soil and other contaminants.
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Disposal & Recycling Resources
Location PO Box 38070 Tallahassee, FL 32315 Contact 850.558.0627 email@example.com Website http://fieldcleanflorida.com/ What they accept Plastic mulch Fee Free How long in business >30 years End product NA
Florida Agricultural Plastic Recyclers (FL)
Location 90 W. Orange St. Avon Park, FL 33825 Contact 863.657.0522 firstname.lastname@example.org Website http://www.flagplastics.com/ What they accept Plastic mulch, drip tape and silage plastic Fee NA How long in business Recycling agricultural plastic started on 2012, >50 years for combined recycling End product A clean LDPE raw material
Location State Road 80 Labelle Fl 33935 Contact 305.525.8652 Info@recypoly.com Website http://recypoly.com What they accept Plastic mulch and drip tape Fee Free How long in business >12 years End product Turn plastic back into pellets that can be reused in the plastic industry
Delta Recycling (AK)
Location 8801 Frazier Pike Little Rock, Arkansas 72206 Contact 501.490.0395 Fax: 501.490.0347 Website http://www.deltaplastics.com What they accept Agricultural plastic: polytube, drip tape, plastic mulch, silage bags, greenhouse plastic, grain covers Fee Free How long in business 18 years End product Turn plastics into EPA-compliant Revolution Bag trash can liners
Encore Recycler (CA)
Location 3840 East 26th Street Vernon, CA 90058 Contact 800.996.2247 831.596.2553 (Salinas) Website http://encore-recycling.com/ What they accept Agricultural plastic: plastic mulch, drip tape, greenhouse plastic Fee Free How long in business 24 years of plastic manufacturing experience; Recycling agricultural plastic started on Oct 2013. End product Turn plastic into reusable bags called smarterbags™ for the California grocery market
This list was compiled by WSU Vegetable Research & Extension Program Graduate Student Shuresh Ghimire.
Contact us if you know of additional disposers or recyclers of agricultural plastic and/or biodegradable mulches.