Think Plastics collection site partners
Think Plastics Inc. collects, recycles and re-uses all-white 100% polyethylene bale wrap and greenhouse film. The program was established in 2005 with the co-operation of 11 transfer stations. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture has been, and continues to be, instrumental in promoting the program to farmers and municipalities.
Many transfer stations within a 200-mile radius of Think Plastics’ New Hamburg, Ontario facility are collecting scrap bale wrap and have waived tipping fees for farmers. Farmers are simply required to shake the wrap to remove major clumps of dirt and stones, then cut one bale at a time and roll the material into 3 lb to 5 lb balls. The material is then transported to Think Plastics' facility for processing. Due to Think Plastics' initiatives, millions of kilograms of balewrap have been diverted from landfill sites over the past ten years.
Check with your local transfer station or with Think Plastics for drop-off facilities in your area. If your municipality is not participating in the collection program, please encourage your local Waste Management Department to contact Think Plastics directly for details. Farmers can arrange with Think Plastics to deliver the plastic directly to the company. Nursery operators with large quantities of all-white polyethylene film should also contact the company.