ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular (updated)

43 Copyright © 2022 Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. Polyethylene (HDPE, #2) and/or Polypropylene (PP, #5) plastic bulky item, created through a positive sort from curbside, drop- off or other public or private recycling collection program. Examples include: crates, buckets, baskets, totes, and lawn furniture. Metal such as axels and bolts should be removed. Buckets/pails with metal handles can beincluded. Product: Bulky Rigid Plastic Source: Post-Consumer material created from a positivesort from a curbside, drop-off or other public or private recycling collection program. Contamination: This bale should not contain mixed #1-7 bottles or containers, toys with metal, drums, jugs (eitherHMW or 55 gallons) or Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC, #3). Total allowed - 15% by weight. •Any plastic items or packaging including Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET, #1), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC, #3), Polystyrene (PS, #6) #7 Other (4% maximum acceptable) ; • Metal ( 2% maximum acceptable); • Liquid/other residues (2% max. acceptable); • Wood (2% max); • Paper/cardboard (2% maximum acceptable) ; • Any plastic bags, sheets or film (2% max); • Glass (2% max). The following items are not allowed at any level (0%allowed): • Oils, grease, rocks, mud, dirt; • PS Foam and any other types of foam; • Medical and hazardous waste; • Products with degradable additives; •Containers which held flammable, corrosive or reactiveproducts, pesticides or herbicides; •Electronics scrap and items with circuit boards or batterypacks; General: Refer to the General Information section for moreinformat ion PET Thermoforms Description: Any whole Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET,#1) package labeled with the ASTM D7611 “#1, PET or PETE” resin identification code including and not limited to egg cartons, baskets, clamshell containers, cups, lids, cake domes, covers, blister pack without paperboard backing, tubs, deli containers, trays and folded PET sheet containers. All packages should be free of contents or freeflowing liquids and rinsed. This grade does not include bottles and jars. Product: PET Thermoform Plastic Source: Post-Consumer material Contamination: Including closures (caps, lids, and rings)on bottles is acceptable. Removal of closures is also acceptable. Total contaminants should not exceed 5% by weight. No more than 2% by weight of any of following individualcontaminant swill be allowed: INSTITUTEOF SCRAP R ECYCLING INDUSTRIES, INC. • Aluminum • Metal containers or cans • Loose paper or cardboard (cont.) Mixed Bulky Rigids Description: Any large rigid high-density Guidelines for Plastic Scrap