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  • ACM Disposal / Recycling?

    Posted by Darren Summers on May 18, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    Hi all,

    Like most companies (I imagine) we have a growing pile of ACM offcuts. These are bits and pieces that we think we will use but, the reality is that we never do. It’s now got quite big and we need to get shot of it. I can’t think it will be any use to anyone as it’s mainly long and thin pieces.

    I’ve searched Google for methods of disposal or places that recycle ACM but, drawn a big blank (at least locally). Does anyone know of a way to get rid of these offcuts? Are there companies that come and collect it?
    We are Stevenage, Herts based.

    Darren Summers replied 2 years ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Jean Oakley

    May 18, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    I had a big clear out about 18months ago when i cleared my unit to paint the floor. I put it on Facebook and offered it free to whoever wanted it. The coloured bits went quickly but the white A/C and Foamex (various thicknesses) hung about till a woman came along who took the lot. She was a sculptor and said she could use the thin panels to make trays to pour plaster into to. Wish id got her name as its piling up yet again.

  • Darren Summers

    May 19, 2022 at 8:25 am

    Jean, that’s a great idea. Thanks! I’ll give that a go.

  • RobertLambie

    May 19, 2022 at 9:05 am

    we just fold the thin bits of composite, correx etc. and stuff them into the long narrow card boxes that our vinyl comes it as it makes easier handling. then put it in our skip. never had any problems with it and your right, it builds up fast.

  • Karen White

    May 20, 2022 at 8:59 am

    Good idea with those boxes rob. i normally stamp the hell out them to get them flat and then fold up to get them into bags. i will now use them for my off cuts of sheets. 🤓👍

  • Darren Summers

    June 15, 2022 at 3:50 pm

    We advertised it. Had lots of ‘can I….’ ‘how big is it….’ but ultimately no one turned up for it. So, we cut a lot of it up into A3 and A4 panels and chucked the rest in the bins. I did check with the landlords first and they were happy with it going in the bin.

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