IT’S EASY TO RECYCLE TREE SHELTERS!
Most tree shelters are manufactured from Polypropylene (PP) and High Density Polyethylene (HDPE),both of which can be recycled at the end of their useful life, even if they have been exposed to years of use in forestry and landscape situations.
Once collected they can be cleaned and re-processed by specialist recycling companies. The processed material can then be converted into new plastic products such as outdoor furniture, plastic containers and even new tree shelters!
It is not possible to recycle other tree protection types such as spiral guards (PVC) as they contain additional additives to achieve the desired material quality.
KEEP IT LOCAL!
Tree shelters are lightweight but bulky to transport, so should be nested and packed as densely as possible into bulk bags to minimise volume or economical handling and transport.
There are a number of nationwide collection and recycling Companies, all of which offer an excellent service.
The more local the better, this will be more economical and environmentally efficient, reducing road miles travelled for what is a lightweight and bulky product.
Once at a collection depot, the tree shelters are usually baled and condensed for efficient longer distance travel to recycling plants.
To assist, and in the interests of economic and environmental efficiency, we list below some well known companies which have substantial UK coverage and could be local to you. There may also be other recycling options closer to home that you should look out for.
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Nationwide via local agents
Edinburgh, Lothians, Scottish Borders
07940 994095 (Stuart Ross)
Most of England & the Welsh Borders
Wilts, Somerset, Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Somerset
Heritage & Sons
07712 622 636
Kitson Recycling Ltd
Southern England (not Devon or Cornwall)
Northern Recycling Solutions
Scottish Highlands & Aberdeenshire
Peter Allison Agri Services
North East Scotland
Solway Recycling Ltd
Scotland & Northern England
www.tubex.com (or via Cheviot Trees)
If a local solution is not available to you.....
then we are happy to assist and co-ordinate the uplift and transportation of your tree shelters through the TUBEX nationwide collection and recycling service . This may be a more expensive option, given haulage distances involved.
TUBEX reprocess and reuse the plastic recovered to make new Tree shelters. TUBEX will only recycle their own products.
Empty bulk bags can be purchased via our webshop here.