Recycling plastic containers

Container Recycling Lines by Rotajet

We’ve worked with some of the largest reconditioning companies in the world to offer full, turnkey solution to managing containers such as drums and IBCs. From reconditioning containers for reuse through to their safe disposal to full recycling systems, producing plastic granulate suitable for resale into the market.

When an IBC fails a pressure test, indicating it is no longer suitable for reuse, it must be disposed of in a suitable manner. Many options for disposal represent a significant cost to the reconditioning company. Rotajets container recycling lines allow our customers to retrieve all of the valuable materials and process them into commodities suitable for resale.

Depending on your business’s operation a container recycling line may be supplied as a standalone system or as part of a larger reconditioning facility. Below is a typical process flow for our container recycling line.

Shredder The container is fed into a shredder, typically by a flighted incline belt conveyor. This initial size reduction shreds the container down to roughly 70mm to increase the surface area of the plastic, making the material suitable for further processing.

RJ-FW/22 The shredded plastics are then fed into a friction washer, mounted on an incline. The material is subjected to water as well as the pulverising action of the rotating paddles. This process removes any remaining contaminants pushing them out through the surrounding hexagonal screen.

RJ-GRThis powerful wet granulator ensures an even particle size so your final product is suitable for resale into the market. Durable and efficient, our granulators are completely welded and have a heavy steel construction making them capable of withstanding the most demanding requirements present in the industry.

RJ-MD-55This horizontal mechanical dryer is the most efficient way of dewatering granulated and shredded plastics. Our mechanical dryers can reduce moisture levels for rigid plastics down to around 1%. The machine is fitted with a Rotor which rotates at high speed (approx. 1450rpm). To ensure our dryers are simple to maintain, the rotor is fitted with easy to change wear paddles manufactured from D2 steel.

RJ-DB-ZZFinally a zig-zag separator is used to remove any remaining fines, ensuring a product quality suitable for extrusion.


Please follow the link below to view full documentation about how a container washing line may be incorporated within a reconditioning facility.

To get tailored individual advice, please contact technical team who are always on hand to answer any queries you might have.

IBC infeed of recycling system