Recycling Pill Bottles – Step-by-Step
Instead of going into a landfill, the pill-bottle material is used in automotive and housing products.
Take a look inside GP Harmon Recycling Tri-Cities in Elizabethton, Tennessee as Jeff Wade, director of sales, explains the entire process. Pill bottles and caps are brought into the facility where they are sorted, separated by density and inventoried. The material is staged into a pile and shredded. The end result of the process is called a “regrind” or a “flake.” Instead of going into a landfill, the pill-bottle material is used in automotive and housing products. GP Harmon is currently on pace to recycle 12-25 million pounds by the end of 2014. The facility has grown from a 10,000 square-foot building to a 50,000 square-foot building in a very short period of time, providing not only sharply increasing environmental savings, but also jobs in the community. Watch the video learn more about recycling at GP Harmon.