Axion Recycling will carry out the six month trial from April, thanks to funding from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP). It will target rigid plastics such as bakery trays and wheelie bins, of which there are a significant number.
These are difficult to recycle currently because of their bulky nature and high transportation costs. By shredding the items at the customer’s premises, collection and transportation will be more economical due to the space savings.
Axion Recycling founder Keith Freegard said: “If we are able to prove this is a commercially viable process and continue with the service after the trial, this concept has the potential to divert a tremendous amount of rigid plastic from landfill.”