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    plastics recycling

    Does anyone know where I can recycle plastic bumpers in South Carolina?

    I have recently taken on a couple of body shops but I have to take everything when I take it which includes the bumpers.

    I would rather not just throw them in the landfill if I can make some $ off of them. I have probably a small trailer load right now but will have more as I pick up from the body shops.


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    Good Luck. Plastics is a hard market right now and bumpers off cars are a very low grade plastic.
    You would be better off landfilling it.
    Once in a while you can find companies that refurbish bumpers and will give you $3-$10ea.

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    Actually, bumpers off cars pay pretty good around me (Illinois). I currently get 10 cents per lb for pickup truck sized loads. Last year I was getting 15. That's better than steel has been. And they will pay more depending on the volume. I don't know your situation, but if you can stockpile a full truck load it may or may not pay to ship them up this way. If you have the room, even if it's break even, at least they're out of the landfill.

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    Oh, and I should add, these are not refurbish prices. They strictly grind them into cullet to be recycled into new bumpers. So for scrap pricing, it's not too bad.


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