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Frequently Asked Questions


  • Ans: Thousands of recycled products made from materials that would otherwise be piling up in our nation's landfills. It doesn't just make sense. The more we recycle, the less garbage winds up in our landfills and incineration plants. By reusing aluminium, paper, glass, plastics, and other materials, we can save production and energy costs, and reduce the negative impacts that the extraction and processing of virgin materials has on the environment, our quality of life, and our country’s future.This way our country TRINIDAD & TOBAGO will be the land of much cleaner environment plus you get economic value.

  • Ans: First of all for any material to be recycled, market must exist and there must be demand for end products.

    There are three processes:

    • 1. Collection: Do not send Recyclables to landfill - Different materials are separated from waste stream and prepare to become raw material for manufacturing.

    • 2. Manufacturing :The manufacturing process is the second step in the recycling process. The recyclable materials are converted into new products and shipped to stores across the country to be placed on shelves as new consumer goods.

    • 3. Buying : In order to make recycling economically viable, there must be market for recyclable products.

  • Ans: It conserves energy, reduces air and water pollution, reduces greenhouse gases, and conserves natural resources.

  • Ans: The amount of lost energy from throwing away recyclable commodities such as aluminum cans and newspapers is equivalent to the annual output of 15 power plants. The energy savings applies to all recycling sectors:
    Aluminum: Recycling of aluminum cans saves 95% of the energy required to make the same amount of aluminum from its virgin source. One ton of recycled aluminum saves 14,000 kilowatt hours (Kwh) of energy, 40 barrels of oil, 238 million Btu's of energy, and 10 cubic yards of landfill space.

    Newsprint: One ton of recycled newsprint saves 601 Kwh of energy, 1.7 barrels of oil (71 gallons), 10.2 million Btu's of energy, 60 pounds of air pollutants from being released, 7,000 gallons of water, and 4.6 cubic yards of landfill space.

    Office Paper: One ton of recycled office paper saves 4,100 Kwh of energy, 9 barrels of oil, 54 million Btu's of energy, 60 pounds of air pollutants from being released, 7,000 gallons of water, and 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.

    Plastic: One ton of recycled plastic saves 5,774 Kwh of energy, 16.3 barrels of oil, 98 million Btu's of energy, and 30 cubic yards of landfill space.

    Steel: One ton of recycled steel saves 642 Kwh of energy, 1.8 barrels of oil, 10.9 million Btu's of energy, and 4 cubic yards of landfill space.

  • Ans: If you have the potential of supplying regularly large quantity to our yard, you are eligible to apply for an account. We create your unique ID and give you a Users Name and Password.
    At the time of physical delivery of material in company's yard, you would need to present your Driver's Licence or an Identification Card. We will have a Thumb Impression placed on our file and sign a statement that you are a legal owner of the material and authorized to sell.

  • Ans: There is no need of an appointment. Recyclables are accepted during our normal yard timings.

  • Ans: No, we do not publish prices of recyclable material because of the volatile nature of the commodity. Prices fluctuate constantly on a daily basis. Therefore, best is to call or submit a request for current pricing.

  • Ans: Yes, we offer Pick-Up for Commercial Clients or for large quantities of material. However, we do not offer pick-up for individual residential scrap.


  • Ans: There are seven types of consumer plastic or resin. They are identified by a number inside three chasing arrows.

    #1 PETE: Polyethylene Terephthalate.  Commonly used in soft drinks, juice, and cough syrup containers and microwave trays. #2 HDPE: High Density Polyethylene. Commonly used in milk jugs, detergent and shampoo bottles. #3 V: Polyvinyl Chloride: Commonly used in film for meat packaging and some rigid plastic containers. #4 LDPE: Low Density Polyethylene. Commonly used in newspaper and grocery bags and butter cups lids. #5 PP: Polypropylene. Commonly used in yogurt containers and deli trays. #6 PS: Polystyrene: Commonly used in plastic cups and plates and to-go containers. #7 OTHER: Other mixed resins.  Commonly used in mixed plastic containers or plastic products.

  • Ans: Most plastic containers are identified by a number inside three chasing arrows located on the bottom of the container. Because each plastic has certain characteristics, they must be identified and recycled separately. PETE stands for Polyethylene Terephthalate and is also known as #1 plastic. PETE is a commonly recycled household plastic material. It represents approximately 30 percent of the plastic bottle market and is used to package a wide variety of food and beverage products such as soft drinks, juices, edible oils, liquor, and peanut butter. PETE is valued for its clarity, toughness, and ability to resist permeation by carbon dioxide. Products made from recycled PETE included carpets, insulating material in garments and sleeping bags (fiberfill), strapping, bottles, containers, scouring pads, auto parts, paint brushes, and geotextiles, such as landfill liners.

  • Ans: Plastic bottles are "blow molded." This means the shape is made by blowing air into a mold, similar to blowing air into a balloon. The tub- or cup-shaped plastic and other plastic packaging are "injection molded," whereby the plastic is "stamped" into its shape. These plastics cool and melt at different temperatures, and therefore are not compatible in the reprocessing stage. We collect both types of plastic.


  • Ans: The company purchases all types of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

  • Ans: All Tanks and Cylinders must be cut in half and free of any fluids.

  • Ans: It is not possible to price Catalytic Converter on phone, even with a description. It is best to bring the converter to our yard for evaluation and price quote.

  • E - Waste

  • Ans: e-waste refers to electronic products nearing the end of their "useful life", for example, computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines, printers. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled.

  • Ans: Yes, we purchase all kinds of Electronics and E-waste.

  • Ans: Reduce your generation of e-waste through procurement and good maintenance.

     Reuse still-functioning electronic equipment by donating or selling it to someone.

    Recycle those components that cannot be Most electronic devices contain a variety of materials, including metals, that can be recycled.