Rigid pvc - pipe

PVC pipe is round in shape and can be green, white, blue, purple, and grey in color. It comes from installed and un-installed sources or scrap. It is mainly used in water plumbing applications. Recyclability and market value increases with additional color segregation.

Product: PVC Bale

Source: Installed or Uninstalled Material

Technical Information: Hardness Level >65D. Rigid PVC does not contain plasticizer and will typically measure above 65 on the Shore D scale.

TECHNICAL ASPECTS

Contamination:

Prohibitives - material not accepted at any level:

  • CPVC

  • PET plastic of any form

  • Medical and hazardous waste

  • Lead or cadmium stabilized rigid PVC materials

  • Materials containing asbestos fillers or reinforcement

  • Used household soil or waste plumbing lines with visible bio residue 

  • ABS

Contamination material allowed at small percentages:

  • Plastics other than PVC such as HDPE, LDPE, PP, PS

  • Foamed PVC

  • Liquids

  • Paper and cardboard

  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metals

  • Rocks, stones, mud, dirt

  • Wood, glass, oils, grease