The accumulation of plastic and steel drums, as well as International Bulk Containers (IBC) tote at your manufacturing facility can take up much needed space. We often get questions about whether we take these containers back. Relatherm Heat Transfer Fluids is fully committed to environmental sustainability, so we support the recycle and reuse of our metal and plastic containers through an excellent industry partner – Earth Minded Life Cycle Services. They offer a free collection service through a global network. By recycling and reusing these containers, they help us all to reduce our environmental footprint. The containers are reconditioned and re-melted into pellets that are used in the production of other plastic products. Their global recycling program is reliable, and cost-effective.
As a general rule of thumb, the containers must be empty, leak-free and undamaged. For customers in the United States, there are no minimum pickup quantities for plastic and steel drums. All you have to do is call 1-855-364-6333 and schedule your pickup. For IBCs, they prefer to pick-up eight (8) totes or more at a time. For other conditions of acceptances, please refer to Earth Minded’s conditions of acceptance here.