Thursday, June 4, 2009

Recycling Nursery Greenhouse Plastics

Igor Beylin with Universal Commodity Services, Inc in interested in collecting your old nursery and greenhouse containers for recycling purposes. I currently work with multiple municipalities (Iredell County & Haywood County) and commercial recycling companies in Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh... all these locations have large baling machines and can serve as consolidation centers for small lots of plastic waste.
Here is a quote from him regarding this service in Western North Carolina:

"My company provides education on how to handle these products to minimize contamination and make them recyclable.

For small facilities, we would pay for the roll off service. For larger facilities we would pay a rebate for the scrap based on weight/contamination levels... price depends on market conditions and specifics of the circumstance.

Currently I'm working with Monrovia but wish to expand my horizons and introduce this program/option to more growers in NC to help them become Greener and a link in the sustainability chain." His contact information is: Igor Beylin

Universal Commodity Services, Inc
1421 Sheepshead Bay Rd #264
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Tel: (347) 587-5987
Fax: (347) 587-3877
or you can visit their website at: US Commodity Services

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.