Recycling Wheelie Bins


Kildare County Council, and Ards Borough Council to name but a few, are all doing their part in recycling end of life damaged wheeled bins. To achieve their recycling goals, all of these councils have joined forces with Returnplast, a Wicklow based company who specialise in recycling unwanted polyethylene products.

This no frills low-cost initiative by Returnplast, the recycling division of Sturdy Products Ltd., helps Councils and Private Contractors to close the loop on polyethylene waste.

Under the scheme, the councils gather their end of life plastic wheeled bins and other polyethylene products and deliver them to Returnplast for recycling. Returnplast has its premises located in Blessington, Co. Wicklow, which is fully licensed and approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. The resulting cleaned recyclate is then used to manufacture new products such as Garden Composters, EN Approved Wheel Bins and many other products.

In many cases the Councils receive back new products which use some of the waste derived from their own borough. This approach by the Councils in partnering with Returnplast, closes the loop in recycling and lowers their carbon footprint.

Sturdy Products are ideal partners as they have the ability to Design, Manufacture & Deliver, a wide range of plastic products and then Take Back, Recycle and Reuse all the materials in their products. “Since partnering with Local Authorities and Contractors throughout the island of Ireland, we have recycled tens of thousands of bins of all shapes, sizes and makes, - many of which are in an unrecognisable condition. As a company, we are committed to the ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ philosophy” says John Fitzpatrick Operations Director at Sturdy.

Martin Stewart at Dublin City Council Cleansing Department adds, “We in Dublin City Council are fully committed in doing our part in protecting the Environment. We have a strong policy in working with our customers and encouraging recycling at all levels, this service with Returnplast helps us to lead from the front in doing what we preach”.

Returnplast can be contacted through the Sturdy Products web site      


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