Polycarbonate Recycling For UK Businesses

How is polycarbonate recycled?

Polycarbonate (PC) has significantly increased in popularity and uses over the last ten years. Its impact resistance, uv protected light transmission properites allow manufacturers to use it in many different applications. The material is thermally resistant up to 130 °C which is why it’s commonly seen as roofing sheets and secondary glazing. The material is available in several different grades such as flame retardant, reinforced and shatter/crack resistant. This material is also commonly blended with ABS to make certain products.
PC is so strong that it’s less resistant to impact however, it’s fully recyclable and as it’s made from a natural resource (oil) it provides an excellent yields for plastic recycling factories. The usual process for recycling polycarbonate is to sort, shred and wash and then turn into a granulate ready for manufacturers to use again.
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Uses of Polycarbonate plastic include:

  • Head lamp lenses
  • Dashboards
  • Interior cladding
  • Electronic component housing
  • Mobile phones
  • Battery boxes
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Traffic Lights
  • Coat Hangers

Get A Quote Today For Polycarbonate Recycling


How Our Services Work

Contact our team at Plastic Expert providing your quantity of polycarbonate waste, location, photos & how the material are stored.
We’ll then prepare a quote and email this to you. Once you’re happy to go ahead with a collection, simply make a payment and we’ll book transport.
Collections will then be made on a day to suit your businesses schedule. Please let us know any loading or access requirements in advance.
Full waste transfer documentation will be provided on collection. All of your waste items will then be fully recycled into new products.

What We Bulk Purchase

PVC Recycling

We can collect & recycle most types of PVC guttering & downpipe proving the material is baled before collection.

Packaging Recycling

Various types of plastic packaging can be recycled through our company including shrink wrap.

HDPE Canisters

We can collect triple rinsed & baled HDPE canisters/bottles along with other materials.

Cardboard Recycling

Redundant cardboard can be collected in bales, minimum weight applies, depending on the location.

Piping & irrigation material

HDPE & LDPE piping material can be collected in bales or bulker loads depending in on the weight.

Rigid Plastic Recycling

We recycle most types of rigid plastic material such as HDPE & PP providing the material is baled.

Why Is it important for businesses to recycle polycarbonate products?

As this is a recyclable material, it is essential you are using a waste management service to transport materials to recycling centers. This type of plastic can be recycled and enter the manufacturing process to be repurposed into a wide range of products. This includes polycarbonate water bottles, polycarbonate sheeting and more.
Through our environmentally friendly service, we can ensure waste enters the recycling process and is diverted from landfill. Our team also specialises in recycling a wide range of other plastic products, including PET, uPVC, LDPE and more. We can schedule a collection on a regular or adhoc basis, depending on your business needs.
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