plastic recycling

UK Recycling Ltd is one of the leading plastic recycling companies in the North East of England. As a commercial plastic recycling company, we can recycle both soft and hard plastics at our Newcastle shredding and hotwash facility. This means we can cut out the middle man and can offer both recycling collections from manufacturers nationally and also drop off services at our Wesley Way unit. UK Plastic Recycling can save your business both time and money while you reduce the amount of plastic your company impacts on the environment.

In the UK alone there are over 5 million tonnes of plastic used each year, and at last estimate, only 24% are recycled. At UK Plastic, we will ensure that all plastic materials and plastic packaging collected are safely and adequately separated to remove any mixed recycling and risk of contamination before they are entered into our recycling services. All our plastic waste is then sorted and baled before they are marked as ready to be reproduced into new packaging products. This is why we are fast becoming one of the leading plastic recycling companies in the UK

Our Plastic Bottle Recycling Process

  • Plastic bottles nationally collected, baled and segregated
  • Labels removed and bottles hot washed
  • Made into pellets to be manufactured into new bottles

UK Recycling Ltd buys and sells more than 100 grades of plastics.

We have extensive knowledge and experience in international end markets. We have a team of experts that operate across the world, making UK Plastic Recycling Ltd one of the market leaders when it comes to buying scrap plastic and selling plastic for recycling purposes. What sets our company apart is our trusted and responsible approach to buying and selling scrap plastic. We have strict processes in place which mean that we have full visibility and traceability on the journey the plastics take, providing customers with full transparency and peace of mind that all plastics are being treated in an ethical and accountable manner. Passionate about plastic and the environment, we work with commercial manufacturers, schools and suppliers who are looking to both recover and sell recycled plastic, helping to build a circular economy that ensures recovered material re-enters the supply chain safely and environmentally.

Our dedicated UK plastic recycling facility in Newcastle means that we can buy scrap plastic from a range of commercial manufacturing industries, before reprocessing and granulating material to be sold on. We provide full reporting to our clients for compliance and auditing purposes. As a responsible waste management collection service, we are compliant at local, national and international levels, holding a range of ISO and exporter accreditations.

Plastic Drop off available!

Both the trade and public can drop off there plastic waste at our Newcastle depot.

What we recycle

HDPE Plastic


High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is a popular packaging choice for the milk and fresh juice industry as well as pipes, chemical cans, crates, packaging, pallets, wheelie bins, bags, profiles and more.

LDPE Plastic Recycling


Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) used for shrink wrap, films, carrier bags, caps, general packaging and water pipes.

PMMA Plastic


Poly(methyl Methacrylate) (PMMA), also known as acrylic, often used in sheet form as an alternative to glass, such as displays, baths, TV screens and signage.

MDPE Plastic


Medium Density Polyethylene (MDPE), used for kayaks, water tanks, drums & pipes

pvc recycling north east


Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), used for window frames, credit cards, pipes, profiles, trays, faux leather, binder covers and door skins.

ABS Plastic


Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is often used for telephone handsets, cars, shower trays, rigid luggage, domestic appliance housings (food mixers), electroplated parts, radiator grills, handles, computer housings.

PS Plastic


Polystyrene (PS) is often used in home appliances such as fridges, automobile parts, trays, cups, yoghurt tubs and packaging.

Other Plastic


We can deal with other specialist plastic such as PE/PA, TPE, TPO, PC/ABS, PE100 and more.

upvc recycling


The claim that UPVC is not recyclable is untrue. UPVC, like all other thermoplastic materials, can be recycled using professional procedures.

PET Plastic


Polyethylene Terephthalate (PT), widely used for drinks bottles, trays, polyester fibre, films and strapping.

LDPE Plastic Recycling


Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) used for shrink wrap, films, carrier bags, caps, general packaging and water pipes.

PA Plastic


Polyamide (PA) Nylon fibres are used in textiles, fishing line and carpets. Nylon films are used for food packaging, offering toughness and low gas permeability, whilst injection moulded nylon make great cable ties and automotive parts.

PP Plastic


Polypropylene (PP) is frequently used in car bumpers, bulk bags, bottles, buckets, crates, pipes, packaging, films, labels, diapers, fibres, pallets, trays, strapping, string, hangers, pots and washing machine parts