Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc.

313 E. Monroe, Lowell, AR 72745
Phone: 479-756-7406
Fax: 479-756-7413

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HDPE POST-CONSUMER BALE SPECIFICATIONS
Grocery Bag: Bales must contain at least 70% HDPE grocery bags
Other Polyethylene: Less than 30% LDPE bags and shrink film
Bale Specifications
Dimension: Not to exceed 3’ x 4’ x 6’
Bale Weight: Not to exceed 1400 lbs.
Density: Bale density should equal or exceed 20 lbs. Per ft.3
Strapping: Galvanized wire or polypropylene
Integrity: Must maintain contents through shipping/handling
Markings: Each bale must be clearly marked with supplier name, D.C. #, A.E.R.T.’s PO#, and bale weight.
General Specifications
P.E.T.E. – PP: No loose P.E.T.E. or Polypropylene Strapping
PVS and PVDC: No PVC (vinyl) or PVDC (saran) films. No Meat wrap
Loose Paper: No loose paper, corrugated or paperboard inside bales
Hazardous Materials: No hazardous materials, medical wastes, or containers that package these products
Moisture and Trash: No moisture, trash, oil or grease
PS/PU: No polystyrene or polyurethane foam
Wood: No wood or broken pallet pieces
Paper Labels: Must not contain greater than 2% paper labels
LLDPE STRETCH FILM BALE SPECIFICATIONS
Stretch Film: Bales must contain at least 96% stretch film
HDPE Bags: Less than 2% HDPE bags or color; maximum 2% colored film
LDPE Bags: Clear LDPE bags, stretch film, bubble wrap can be mixed
Bale Specifications
Dimension: Not to exceed 3’ x 4’ x 6’
Bale Weight: Not to exceed 1400 lbs.
Density: Bale density should equal or exceed 20 lbs. Per ft.3
Strapping: Galvanized wire or polypropylene
Integrity: Must maintain contents through shipping/handling
Markings: Each bale must be clearly marked with supplier name, D.C.#, A.E.R.T.’s PO#, and bale weight
General Specifications
P.E.T.E. – PP: No loose P.E.T.E. or Polypropylene Strapping
PVS and PVDC: No PVC (vinyl) or PVDC (saran) films. No Meat wrap. Loose Paper: No loose paper, corrugated or paperboard inside bales
Hazardous Materials: No hazardous materials, medical wastes, or containers that package these products
Moisture and Trash: No moisture, trash, oil or grease
PS/PU: No polystyrene or polyurethane foam
Wood: No wood or broken pallet pieces
Paper Labels: Must not contain greater than 2% paper labels

 

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Content Specifications

  • Polyethylene content greater than 95%.
  • Less than 5% blue colored bags.
  • No moisture – dry bales only.
  • No trash, food, or loose paper inside bales (store receipts are acceptable).
  • No PVC (meat wrap is PVC) or PVDC (Saran) films.
  • No polystyrene, polyurethane foam, Polypropylene or PET.
  • No hazardous material, medical wastes, nor containers used to package these products.
  • No pallets.
  • Plastic or metal banding is acceptable. If wire, must be 13 g. or smaller.
Bale Dimension: 24″ x 36″ x 42″ minimum to 36″ x 48″ x 72″ maximum.
Bale Weight: 750 lbs. Minimum to 1,200 lbs. maximum
Other: Truckload shipments only. Trucks to be floor loaded without pallets. Bale integrity must be maintained throughout shipping, unloading, and storage.
Markings: Bill of lading to list supplier’s name, Trex Company Item # and PO #
General: Good faith effort to eliminate all forms of trash and contamination. No trash, food or loose paper inside bales.

STRETCH FILM SPECIFICATIONS
Item PS-0001
Source: Distribution or Industrial Sites.

Content Specifications

Bales to contain at least 96% stretch/shrink film and:

  • Less than 3% colored/printed HDPE, LDPE bags.
  • No PVC or PVDC (Saran) films (meat wrap is PVC).
  • No moisture – dry bales only.
  • No trash, loose paper or corrugated materials inside bales (attached paper labels ok as
  • long as they are not excessive).
  • No corrugated materials or poly slip sheets as headers/end caps on bales.
  • No strapping twine or tape (within the bale).
  • No wood, broken pallet pieces or pallets.
  • No polystyrene, polyurethane foamed, Polypropylene or PET.
  • No oil or grease.
  • No hazardous materials, medical wastes, nor containers used to package these products.
  • No metal.
  • Either plastic or metal banding is acceptable. If wire, must be 13 g. or smaller. Bale integrity must be maintained during transit and unloading.

Bale Size/Markings

Bale Dimension: 24″ x 36″ x 42″ minimum to 36″ x 48″ x 72″ maximum
Bale Weight: 750 lbs. Minimum to 1,200 lbs. Maximum
Other: Bale integrity must be maintained through shipping, unloading and storage. Trucks to be floor loaded without pallets.
Markings: Supplier’s name, Trex Company Item # and PO # listed on bill of lading.
TL Shipments:
GENERAL: Good faith effort to eliminate all forms of contamination. No trash, loose paper or corrugated materials inside of bales.