Plastics Recycling

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Properly Recycle Plastics With Our Recycling Machines

The recycling of plastics has become a large industry. At Karl Schmidt Mfg, our recycling machines are here to make your process of recycling easier. If you’re looking for recycling companies to help with your recycling needs, contact our team at Karl Schmidt Mfg today!

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When it comes to plastics, there are different types of plastics that can be used for recycling, including:

  • Polystyrene (PS) — foam cups
  • Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) — garbage bags
  • Polypropylene (PP) — takeout containers
  • Plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) — juice containers
  • High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) — milk jugs
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) — plastic soda bottles

Contact us to learn more about our recycling machines!

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Plastics Recycling

Plastic recycling is one of the most established recycling industries, and we at Karl W. Schmidt have been building fine machinery to support plastics recycling for years. Recycling plastics is good for the environment and good for the economy, and we’re proud that we can make a contribution to the cause.

Plastic recycling is huge. In 2009, 2.5 billion pounds of plastic bottles were recycled, which represented 28% of the plastic bottles used. And it’s not surprising that a lot of plastic is recycled; recycling is good business. When an operating room in Wisconsin hospital decided they would start recycling polypropylene surgical sheeting, they diverted five tons of sheeting in one month, which was 6% of the hospital’s total waste for the month. This represented an annual savings for the hospital of $13,000.

Our belt conveyors and chain convoys contribute to both the holistic environmental good, as well as the wellbeing of the organization that uses them. We can provide plastics recycling material handling systems for operations of any size. Our designs are simple to install and extremely durable. For more information about how our equipment can benefit your business, contact us below.

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About Us

For 35 years Karl Schmidt Mfg. has provided the recycling industry with top-tier customer service. We pride ourselves in doing what is always right for the customer. One of the most important aspects of having a thriving business is service.

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Regardless if it’s a single slider bed conveyor, a small engineering services project, or a single stream MRF, the Karl Schmidt Mfg.’ outlook remains the same, "Do What is Right For the Customer" regardless of their purchase!

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We have been engineering & manufacturing conveyors and related recycling equipment since 1978. We have installed over 2,000 conveyors, a variety of dual stream systems and single stream recycling systems all over the United States as well as internationally around the World.