Plastics are collected from a variety of industrial based businesses from Metro Vancouver and western Canada.
Film & Rigid plastics are first collected loosely or baled in one of our compactor trucks, bins or 5-ton trucks. They are then brought back to our facility where the truck is dumped into a bunker. Westcoast then hand sorts the material to ensure that we get the best quality bales possible. Next, the material is shipped to a secondary processor where the bales are broken open, film is washed then shredded. After that, the plastic is pellatized and sold to manufacturers where they may use the recycled plastic pellets for new products.
Plastic products made from recycled film include decking, recycled bags, some pipe, pots and park benches.