Do scarp dealers take Thermocol as well? If not who takes Thermocol in cheap value to recycling ?
The recycling market for thermacol is not profitable. We can buy new thermacol in wholesale for around Rs 200.00. Thermacol takes a large space and is very cheap, hence the scrap dealers will not be very much interested in it unless, it is a good quality and in the shape of a box that can have practical uses rather than intrinsic value.
Thermocol is polyestyrene as remains in the enviornment for many years. Burning of thermacol releases many carcinogens and is harmful.
Some cities have thermacol recylcing machines, wherein the thermacol is broken down into small parts and recylced as filling materials and egg cartoons. But the investment in this machine is too high for the returns, hence few of them would be around, you have to scout for it.
Please advise if no one ready to take Thermocol then whom it can be donated or where to dispose it?
The practical ways to dispose thermacol is to break them and dissolve them in organe peel extract/acetone. The volume shrinks drastically and can be disposed easily. The other common method is re-use it if the shape and size fits in for storage box, for crafts and art work. Many people (staff, house-keeping team) close to the offices or homes will take some of the thermacol boxes if it is in a shape and condition to be used. You cannot donate it unless it is in the form of sheets which people can use it.
If you really want to contact a scrap dealer, then you can find the plastics and allied waste management services. On indiamart and quikr you can check based on the city and the charges for the same.
So, in short, you may not get much for the thermacol you have, it is more likely that you will spend money to get rid of it. What some people do is once they have accumulated a few boxes, I talk to the local regular waste collectors and they dispose it for a nominal amount.