Corflute® Recycling Preparation

As the exclusive manufacturers of Corflute® and PROMEG® polypropylene, we invite your materials back for recycling when they have no further use. In this article, find out about drop-off locations, how to recognise and remove contaminants, and how to prepare your materials for recycling.

Overview

The circular economy warriors at Corex Recycling want to let you know that you can recycle your Corflute® and PROMEG® polypropylene.

If you are looking for Corflute® sign recycling, we’d love to help.

Corex Recycling is all about getting your materials back for recycling and reusing them to make products for tomorrow.

Drop-off points

We have drop-off locations in Victoria at Corex Recycling and in NSW at Paper Resource.

NSW recycling

Paper Resource will process, densify and bail, so that the material can be efficiently returned to Corex Recycling in Victoria for reuse in products for tomorrow. Read more about the NSW Corflute® Election Signage Recycling Program here.

Victoria: Corex Recycling: 2 Monterey Road, Dandenong South

  1. Email or call at least 1 day before dropping off your Corflute
    hello@corex.com.au
  2. Ensure your Corflute is free of contaminants (read information below)
  3. Drop off between 8:30am-3pm Monday to Friday

If you are going to drop-off your Corflute® for recycling at either of these locations, the material MUST be contaminant free.

Larger quantities for recycling

If you have more than a car boot load of Corflute for recycling, please read the information sheet in the link below. You will need to answer some simple questions then email hello@corex.com.au for assistance on next steps.

Recycling Preparation

So that we can recycle your used Corflute® and PROMEG®, we need you to check for contaminants and remove them.

What is a contaminant?

A contaminant as the presence of a materials or a substance other that polypropylene.

We need your Corflute® and PROMEG® to be free of contaminates so that we can shred, melt and make recycled pellets from your waste which enables us to make products for tomorrow.

Check for contaminants

If your graphics have been printed directly to the Corflute® and there are no eyelets, you probably have a contaminant free sign.

Corex encourages printers to print directly to Corflute®. There is no reason to print to PVC laminate first.

Contact us to be connected to printers who print directly to Corflute® with no contaminants. Email hello@corex.com.au

Remove Contaminants

PVC laminates, paper, tapes & glues

If your Corflute® sign is super shiny and you can pick a layer of plastic from a corner, this is PVC. Contaminants to look for and remove:

  • PVC film
  • Acrylic pockets
  • Paper
  • Tapes and glues
Eyelets

Plastic and metal eyelets may be used around the holes to prevent tearing.

Using a Stanley knife or similar, cut the Corflute® area where the eyelets are attached. It’s easiest to cut a straight line across the top of the sheet and so on.

Other materials to remove:

  • Cable ties used to attach to fences
  • Timber stakes used to support the Corflute® signs
Make it dense!

Whether you are a printer gathering off-cuts to be placed in Corpaks®, stacking unwanted sheet onto pallets, or loading Corflute® into the boot of your car to drop in to us, please make your Corflute® as COMPACT AND DENSE as possible.

You can stack your Corflute® vertically (standing) or horizontal (flat).

Condensing your waste, maximizes cubic area and space for transport and minimises energy consumption.

Maximising space and energy consumption, helps us to make more recycled Corflute® in the most sustainable way.

If you need more help preparing your Corflute® for recycling, contact us through the link below.

Recycling

Our Corflute® Recycling Program

Every sheet of Corflute® is invited to be brought back to Corex

We supply industrial size recycling bins called Corpaks® to our clients and distribution partners.

We process and recycle all plastic we receive on site. All processed material returned to us has a use within Corex Plastics.

Become a Corflute® Recycling Program Partner!