Disposal & Recycling

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

FIELDcleanTM (FL)

Location PO Box 38070 Tallahassee, FL  32315
Contact 850.558.0627 gene@fieldcleanflorida.com
Website http://fieldcleanflorida.com/
What they accept Plastic mulch
Fee Free
How long in business >30 years
End product NA
 

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Florida Agricultural Plastic Recyclers (FL)

Location 90 W. Orange St. Avon Park, FL 33825
Contact 863.657.0522 joe@flagplastics.com
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

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RecyPoly (FL)

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

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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
 

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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
 

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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.