Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) commonly know as "totes" are too large to throw away and because they contain chemicals must adhere to environmental regulations. So, how do you get rid of them? Companies like Schuetz offer tote recycling programs that handle all of it for you. But there is one provision, they must be in acceptable condition or it could cost you! Here are the steps to take to properly handle and recycle empty totes.
If you’re a producer who uses mulch colorant to create colored wood fiber, aggregate or rubber, you’re probably all too familiar with the large totes that we use to ship Amerimulch commercial colorants and additives. And as a business owner, you’re also concerned with keeping costs down as much as possible and getting the most value from your raw materials. This is where it pays to be mindful about how you handle totes, also known as intermediate bulk containers (IBCs). By optimizing the way you mix, empty and recycle your totes, you can save money and get the most value out of mulch colorants.