Amgen Cymru

Amgen Cymru
Amgen Cymru

The Recycling Process

  • Wood - Wood is separated depending on quality and used in new products such as animal bedding and recycled fibreboard.
  • Glass - Glass collected is separated via Amgen Cymru's MRF facility ready for reprocessing. The Glass collected can have many use's either as new glass bottles or broken down to produce course sand suitable for paving, pipe laying and more unusual use's such as sand traps on golf courses.
  • Paper - Paper is turned into varying degrees of fibres. Depending on the structure and property of these fibres, their suitability to use will change. The fine almost powder like fibres are used in such things as paint while the longer fibres with excellent weave characteristics are used in roads and many insulation products.
  • Cans - Aluminium Cans - Ali cans are primarily utilised by rolling facilities to produce new can sheets. This recycling loop can be repeated endlessly as unlike many other materials, Aluminium does not degrade during the recycling process. Steel Cans - The steel cans are transported to a re-processor for removal of contamination such as plastic widgets and waste liquid. The Clean steel cans are baled and sent to a steel works where they are melted down ready to be made into new steel sheets. The steel sheets are then sold on to drinks manufacturers to be used as new steel cans.

  • Textiles - Money raised from clothing is also used to help raise funds for The Noah's Ark Appeal, a donation is given to them for every tonne of clothing collected.
  • Batteries - Batteries are collected from 6 of our community recycling centres by a battery re-processing specialist. The plastics, Lead and battery acid are separated and the materials are re-used. The lead from the batteries is melted down primarily for use in new batteries and within the construction industry.
  • Used engine oil - Oil collected from Amgen CRC's is processed for re-use as oil or as fuel for industry.
  • Plasterboard - Plasterboard is turned from a waste into a gypsum powder which plasterboard plants can use as a raw material to make new plasterboard.
  • Fluorescent tubes - The tubes are taken to a facility where they are broken down into their different waste types e.g. glass. These products are then sold to companies that specialise in these areas. The hazardous waste inside the fluorescent tubes is taken to a distillation plant where it is made safe and non hazardous.
  • Small electrical goods (e.g. kettles, toasters) - Small WEEE - The small electrical equipment that can be brought to our CRC Sites is transported to a facility that specialises in the recycling of electrical equipment. The small WEEE is all processed and broken down into different parts, such as electrics, plastics and cables, These Materials from the Small WEEE are channelled to the appropriate recycling processes.
  • Fridges/freezers - Fridges and Scrap - The fridges are taken to be cleaned and all unwanted parts are removed such as glass and cables. Oils and Compressor pots are also removed for recycling. The fridges and freezers are then sorted into types of units. The units are then fed into a shredder to be destroyed. The process allows the CFC's to safely collect and all scrap metals and plastics are sent on for recycling. The CFC's are destroyed in a high temperature Incinerator.
  • Asbestos - Asbestos can be accepted at the Ty Amgen site only, via prior arrangement with the on duty Recycling attendants as a limited storage capacity is available. The asbestos is stored in a lockable skip and arrangements are made for its safe disposal.
  • TV's & monitors - TV's and Monitors are dismantled and the housing separated from the display unit. The other components that make up the TV's are separated and the hard plastics are sent for crushing, compacting. The Materials removed from the TVs such as Metals and Glass are channeled to the appropriate recycling processes.
  • Tyres - Tyres - the rubber from tyres taken to our recycling centres can be recycled into mouse mats, table coasters, running tracks and playground matting.
  • Plastic Bottles - Hard plastics, Plastic bags and bottles all have the potential for re-use. The plastics are all passed on to re-processors who specialise in this area of recycling. From the plastics new products such as plastic bottles, fleeces, office equipment and bags can be made.
  • Hard Plastic - Hard plastics collected from Amgen's CRC sites are shipped to Hong Kong by a plastic re-processor. The plastics are split and shredded into granules. The granules are added with other plastics to offer flexibility in the product during production. The end product would normally be patio chairs, tables and buckets
  • Cooking oil - Used cooking oil's that would normally go to waste can be converted into bio-diesel and bio fuels by companies in the Industry.
  • Polystyrene - EPS - an expandable polystyrene press has been installed on site at Bryn Pica to compress trays.etc into solid sections of compacted EPS. Amgen has found that the polystyrene collected could be reduced to a single pallet of compacted EPS, a reduction ratio of 15:1.
Bryn Pica, Llwydcoed, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf, CF44 0BX
Tel: 01685 870770 - Thu 13 Dec 2018 15:01:38