Green grass in the forest with a reflective earth globe on the ground.

Did you know that this is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day? That’s right, 50 years ago today the wheels of change were put in motion. Here at Quincy Recycle, Earth Day and what it stands for is kind of a big deal. After all, our business is built around finding solutions to help our…

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Large brown building with shipping and receiving docks at Quincy Recycle location in Chicago, IL

We’re hearing freight drivers are extremely happy with the improvements to our Chicago-area plant. Why? Easier and quicker scaling and unloading due to a major upgrade to our Alsip, IL facility. The two key factors: A new drive-on, drive-off scale A vastly larger staging and unloading area Where previously drivers had to back off after…

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Large bales of multi-color commingled plastic material.

If you have commingle plastic, we’d like to talk. Quincy Recycle handles hundreds of tons of commingle plastic each month, and we’re in the market for more. By commingle, we mean post-consumer, #1 to #7 plastic containers, baled. These bales can contain some tin or aluminum cans.

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Large bales of multi-color commingled plastic material.

Quincy Recycle handles hundreds of tons of commingled plastic every month. And we could take hundreds more, provided the commingle meets industry specs. What exactly do we mean by commingled plastic? “Commingle is post-consumer, #1 to #7 plastic containers, baled,” says Tim Bliefnick, General Manager of our Quincy, IL facility. The bales can contain tin and aluminum…

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Plastic scrap

Buyers of scrap plastic for recycling are putting more and more emphasis on load quality. They are increasingly likely to reject or severely downgrade plastic loads that don’t meet stringent quality levels. That’s driving Quincy Recycle to work even harder at providing high-quality baled plastic loads. We do this in several ways – by investing…

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Two men in safety vests look on towards stacks of recycled material inside a recycling facility.

Plastic recyclers like Quincy Recycle face a tough plastics market. For the past year we’ve seen a significant drop in the price of recycled plastic. Why? The price of oil has dropped by half over the past year The global economic slowdown is lowering export demand Load contamination is driving down the price we get on…

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