Recycled Reels

About Our Recycled Reels

We recycle reels and parts of reels that are gently used and can be refurbished. When a used reel arrives at our facility, we repair it or salvage the parts that can be reused.

Once they are refurbished, recycled reels are almost indistinguishable from other new reels because they receive the same quality check as our regular line of reels. The difference you’ll notice is the price.

Keep scrolling or jump right to our list of extra recycled reels available for purchase.

Our wood and plywood reels aren’t the only recycling options for customers; our Southern Yellow Pine pallet department also has recycling opportunities.

To find out more or to see if your order qualifies for $avings using recycled materials, contact us at info@afp-usa.com.

See below for more detailed information on our recycling program.

AFP Wood Reel Recycling Program Details

Anderson Forest Products takes pride in its ability to partner with our customers, in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of used wood reel packaging and the reuse of these items whenever possible. Listed below is the procedure in which AFP receives, sorts, reuses and disposes of returned packaging items.

Disassembly

  1. Used wooden reels are disassembled by the customer at their facility. The following components are then sorted and stacked on stacking strips, pallets or boxes and returned to AFP.
    • Flanges
    • Fiberboard Cores
    • Staves
    • Bolts
    • Washers

Sorting

  1. AFP then sorts through the returned items to determine if they are recyclable items. The criteria in which AFP grades these items is listed below:
    • Flanges: Must be free of broken boards and voids
    • Fiberboard Cores: Must be dry and free of breaks or tears
    • Staves: Must not be cracked or broken
    • Bolts: Must not be stripped, bent or rusted
    • Washers: Must not be rusted or bent

Reuse

  1. Once these items are graded and sorted, AFP then reuses the recyclable items and disposes of unusable items. Listed below is the procedure in which the recyclable items are reused.
  • Flanges:
    1. Used as-is in their current size and core route
    2. Used in their current size and rerouted for different size core route
    3. Cut back to a smaller size
    4. Cut back to a smaller size and rerouted for different size core route
  • Fiberboard Cores:
    1. Used as-is in their current length
    2. Cut back to a shorter length
  • Staves:
    1. Used as-is in their current length
    2. Cut back to a shorter length
  • Bolts: Are used as-is in their current state
  • Washers: Are used as-is in their current state

Disposal

  1. Items that cannot be reused are then disposed of responsibly by AFP. Listed below is the procedure in which these items are recycled.
    • Flanges: Are processed through our rotochopper and turned into sawdust shavings. These shavings are then provided to our local agricultural community.
    • Fiberboard Cores: Are baled with other scrap corrugate and taken to a recycling plant.
    • Staves: Are processed through our rotochopper and turned into sawdust shavings. These shavings are then provided to our local agricultural community.
    • Bolts: Are stored with other scrap metal and taken to a recycling plant.
    • Washers: Are stored with other scrap metal and taken to a recycling plant.

Best suited for:

  • Wire and Cable Producers
  • Rope manufacturers
  • Commercial and industrial building
  • Rubber tubing manufacturers (hydraulic, pneumatic, industrial applications)
  • Telecommunications (Connectors, Fiber Optic Cable, conduit)
  • Industrial and elevator cables
  • Acrylic and polycarbonate sheeting

AFP Recycled Reels List

We continually update this list as reels are sold and more recycled reels arrive.

Reel sizes are shown in inches as Flange Diameter x Inside Traverse Length x Core Route Diameter.

The customer name is provided when available.

Pricing is available upon request. Contact us at sales@afp-usa.com.

 

Photo Reel Size Quantity
Available
Returned
By

Flange Diameter
x
Traverse Length
x
Barrel Diameter

24 x 17 x 12″

86 DEACERO
26 x 18 x 14″ 1
30 x 12 x 12″ 25 DEACERO
30 x 15 x 11″ 36
Plywood Recycled Reel 30x15x11 30 x 15 x 11″ 190
32 x 22 x 14″ 2 SOUTHWIRE
Plywood Recycled Reel 34x12x12 34 x 12 x 12″ 15
34 x 24 x 15″ 2 SOUTHWIRE
34 x 27 x 15″ 1
36 x 14 x 14″ 2
36 x 15 x 20″ 1
36 x 22 x 14″ 1
38 x 27 x 20″ 1
40 x 30 x 18″ 8
42 x 19 x 24″ 1
42 x 24 x 24″
Heavily Used
1
42 x 24 x 24″
Lightly Used
1
42 x 25 x 25″ 1
42 x 34 x 24″ 2
42 x 34 x 24″
Stamped Barrel
1
48 x 24 x 24″ 3
48 x 26 x 21″ 1
48 x 28 x 23″ 1
48 x 28 x 24″ 2
48 x 33 x 24″ 1
49 x 24 x 22″ 1
50 x 28 x 22″ 5 BELDEN
(BRAZIL)
50 x 32 x 22″ 10
50 x 32 x 24″ 7 OKONITE
50 x 32 x 24″ 1
54 x 32 x 26″ 4 OKONITE
58 x 32 x 28″ 4
59 x 32 x 27″ 1 BELDEN
(BRAZIL)
59 x 40 x 32″ 5
67 x 32 x 32″ 4 BELDEN
(BRAZIL)
75 x 40 x 40″ 1
84 x 36 x 40″ 1

 

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