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Please make sure you understand our specification for supply to ensure that your load will be accepted at one of our Aggregation Centres.
UBCs must be magnetically sorted before baling/briquetting to remove all steel cans and should be free of all contaminants, such as: steel, lead, iron, plastics, sand, paper, glass, foil, dirt, grease – or any other foreign substance.
We will only accept depressurised aluminium aerosols, evenly mixed with UBCs, up to a maximum 2% by weight.
The amount of aerosols contained in each delivery will be strictly monitored. To ensure your load is not rejected, please ensure that deliveries containing aerosols comply with the following terms:
The density of the bales and biscuits produced should be checked by using the following formula:
Bale, Biscuit or Briquette Weight
Length (m) x width (m) x height (m)s
A ‘bale’ is a low density, relatively large-sized block of cans, typically produced by a paper-baling machine.
A biscuit / briquette is densified UBC scrap in a relatively high density, small-sized block. It should be a uniform size.
The bulk density is required to be in the range of:
Biscuits and briquettes must be strapped together to form bundles. Bundle height must not exceed 1.50m high.
Bundles may be strapped without using pallets, in such a way to leave channels for forks. This method should only be used with biscuits / briquettes of a uniform size.
For biscuits / briquettes which vary in size all bundles should be solid (i.e. no channels)
Maximum bundle size ranges are:
If you use pallets, they should be in good condition (ie unbroken), large enough and strong enough to accommodate the load placed upon them.