Identify waste stream opportunities
We’ll roll up our sleeves and look at how much plastic could be diverted and used for recycling.
Find the right container
We'll help you identify the equipment right for business and create a system that puts the most money back in your pocket.
Recycle with ease
Our global network of haulers means we’ll find the most cost-efficient way to recycle everything in your bin.
Shrink-wrap your costs.
Plastic is one of the easiest materials to process and reuse, yet research shows that 91% of plastic isn’t recycled.
It’s time to make plastic recycling more accessible to all businesses. Partnering with Rubicon makes recycling plastic simple, no matter what’s in your bin. We’ll help you find cost-efficient haulers, choose containers that fit your needs, and design an easy-to-implement recycling program. The result? More money saved, and more plastic kept out of our oceans and landfills.
Frequently asked questions about plastic recycling
Plastic is used in just about everything, from water bottles to packing peanuts. When the price of the material exceeds the cost to process it, recycling plastic can be profitable. Rubicon keeps an eye on market values and works with local vendors to ensure you’ll get the best return on your discarded plastics. In addition to potential revenue opportunities, recycling plastic can help you drive brand affinity thanks to your sustainable practices. Good for your business, good for the world.
The Plastics Identification Code lists seven different types of plastics.
PET and PETE - polyethylene terephthalate
Soda and water bottles, food containers, peanut butter jars
HDPE - high density polyethylene
Milk and juice jugs, dishwashing and laundry detergent, shopping bags
PVC - polyvinyl chloride
Food trays, rigid sheets used for packaging, irrigation pipes
4. LDPE - low-density polyethylene
Squeeze bottles, food storage bags, trash bags
PP - polypropylene
Bottle caps, drinking straws, produce packaging
PS - polystyrene
CD covers, Styrofoam, packing peanuts, egg cartons, carryout containers
A combination of plastics or none of the above
To determine the right containers and equipment for your business, you must first analyze your waste stream. Industries that generate large amounts of plastic film, like the wrap you find around pallets, may require a baler in order to sell the plastic in a mill-ready form. For office buildings, a simple break room bin for single stream or mixed recycling might do the trick. Rubicon works with each customer to develop a customized recycling plan, including the necessary containers and equipment. And if your business is in a state with recycling requirements, Rubicon will ensure your program is set to regulatory standard or higher.
Sorting requirements depend on each local market and service provider. Some must sort by type or color, and some don’t require separation at all. With Rubicon, you don’t need to sort out the details with your local service providers. No matter the color, type or recycling process, we work with you to create a simple solution that works best for your business. We’ll help you get the highest value for your recycling and teach you practices that save time and resources.
Billions of trees are cut down each year, and despite their many benefits, millions of tons of wood end up in landfills.
Grease & Oil
Our team can help you manage your exposure to risk by implementing a streamlined oil recycling program.
Almost every kind of metal can be recycled endlessly, which means an endless amount of opportunities for your business.