Materials We Buy: Plastic Wastes & Scraps

Resin Types

Below are many examples of what we purchase by plastic type. If you have a minimum of a 1000 lbs post industrial/commercial waste/scrap plastic not listed below, please call to see if we can help. 503-829-3550

#1 PETE: Typically we do not recycle PETE. At times we will buy large volumes over 10,000 lbs. Please call 503-829-3550 and ask for Ryan Thompson.
#2 HDPE: Totes, Trays, Crates, Bins, Bottles, Baskets, Jug, Storage Bins, Pails, Buckets, Containers, Cups, Caps, Lids, Toters, Tanks, IBC’s, Roll Carts, Sheet, Barrels, Pipe, Liner, Pallets, Sign Sheet, Sprues, Runners, Nursery, Purge, Thermoformed.

#2 MDPE: Sheet, Trays, Baskets, Mud Flap, Liner, Pipe, Bottles, Lids, Cups, Containers, Caps, Jug, Bins, Purge.

#2 LMDPE: (Linear Medium Density Polyethylene) Rotomold, and sheet.

#3 PVC: “Vinyl” Window Trim (postindustrial no glass), Fencing, Siding, Purge, and *Pipe (3” or larger)
*At times we are full on pipe and cannot accept it. Please call 503-829-3550 and ask for Fred Gorski.
#4 LDPE: Film, Cups, Lids, Bins, Containers, Purge
#4 LLDPE: (Linear Low Density Polyethylene) Rotationally aka Rotomolded Parts, Playground, Toters, Roll Carts, Lids.
#5 PP: Totes, Trays, Tanks, Crates, Bins, Bottles, Baskets, Jug, Storage Bins, Pails, Buckets, Containers, Cups, Caps, Lids, Sheet, Pipe, Liner, Pallet, Sign Sheet, Nursery, Purge
#5/#7 TPO: Bumpers, Pallets, Sheet, Containers, Bins.
#6 PS: HIPS, Trays, Sprues, Runners, Sheet, Sign Sheet, Nursery, Bins, Lids, Cups, Containers, Caps Densified Logs, Purge, EPS (NO un-densified Styrofoam).
K-Resin: Hangers
#7 Other: Please call
#8 ABS: Sheet, Cups, Lids, Parts, Sprues, Runners, Containers, Thermoformed.
ACRYLIC: Sheet, Sign, Parts,
PC (Polycarbonate): Sheet, Parts, Tanks

Recycling Different Plastic Waste/Scrap Types

P lastic is all around us. Everywhere we turn, be it at home or at work, in tools and equipment or toys and decor, it is one of the most commonly used materials on earth. Little wonder then that the task of disposing plastic waste is a major environmental issue. But that is where we come in.

For a decade, Northwest Polymers has been purchasing the plastic scrap material that the commercial and manufacturing industries produce, providing the perfect answer to their waste plastic disposal problems. But there is more to it than simply picking up crates, trays, buckets and barrels and putting them through a process. Recognizing and handling different types of plastic is a significant too.

Our service handles 14 different types of resins commonly found in scrap plastics. These include polyethylene (both its high density [HDPE] and low density [LDPE] forms), polystyrene, polypropylene and polyvinyl chloride (commonly known as PVC). Also included in our list are b>vinyl, nylon and acrylic plastics, as well as polycarbonate and ABS. We offer services in Salt Lake City, Seattle, Tacoma, Boise and other region also.

Benefits of Selling Your Plastic Waste

The damage that plastic can have on the environment when simply dumped in landfills or randomly incinerated, is no secret to any of us. That is why responsible disposal is so important. But the benefits of selling your scrap plastics to Northwest Polymers are more than environmental.

1. The fact that your plastic is purchased helps reclaim any expenses incurred: in fact, instead of paying landfill costs, you increase revenue.

2. EPA and industry environmental standards are met and surpassed, thanks to our universally recognized high processing standards.

3. Your company enhances its 'green' image in the public eye - a major plus in terms of public relations and community position.

Northwest Polymers is not simply a plastic scrap dealer. We remove, process and resell a variety of plastics that benefits our customers at both ends of our industry, and makes the environment that little bit cleaner.

So, whether you are looking for vinyl, nylon, acrylic, polystyrene or PVC recycling experts, by selling your plastic waste to us, you can be sure that it will be disposed of efficiently and cost-effectively, and reprocessed for sale at our state-of-the-art recycling center in Oregon.