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    Do scrap dealer takes Thermocol in cheap value?

    How to dispose of Thermocol as a scrap and at what rate? A question making you unanswered? Please go through this page to know from our experts.

    We give our old news papers and boxes to scrap dealers who roam in our lanes and door to door.
    But do they take Thermocol as well? If not who takes Thermocol in cheap value to recycling ? Please advise if no one ready to take Thermocol then whom it can be donated or where to dispose it?
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  • The thermocol waste when burned will have harmful toxins and it is difficult to put the waste outside because if floats in the river. It is difficult to find Thermocol scrap dealers because most of them do not take such items. You can give advertisements on online sites, where you will get some contacts from it.

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  • Usually we come to get thermocol from the packing of products we buy. Hence we will have them in small quantities at our home.
    They are very soft and brittle when handled roughly directly. So scrap dealers do not take them for any price like they take old newspapers etc.

    But if we have some creative mind to re-use in our own home we may be able to do that. For example by properly cutting and covering them with suitable material, we can use them as tea cos, we can make drawings on them and hang on walls, we may use them as back support for photos frames. We may have some items which we need to protect from abrasion. There we can use these thermocol suitably cutting and pasting. We can make toys for children to float on water and play.

    Otherwise we have to simply dispose them along with other household wastes we dispose.

    However we are traders then we may have large quantity of thermocol waste, and then we may have to find other means like asking the packing agents etc.

  • Just as Venkateswaran sir suggested. Since scrap dealers don't consider thermacol a scrap we have to resort to reusing it. Thermacol is very light and tightly packed so there's no way one scrap dealer could weigh it. Scrap is brought mostly by weight. When thermacol can't be weighed properly in the sheet form we can't expect it to be taken by scrap dealers.

    Instead, you can use thermacol in various easy to fill applications. You can stuff pieces or balls of it into a pillow cover. You can pack electronic devices in thermacol boxes during travel. You can use it to cover cracks in metal pipes. You can make beautiful art works out of it and sell them. You can make your own bean bags.
    Applications are many. Be creative and you might cash out better by keeping it and any scrap dealer would have offered.

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  • 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.

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