Plastic recycling for HTA members

Due to increased member interest in responsible waste recycling, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new plastic recycling scheme, brought to you by our Preferred Partner Ecogen Recycling. The service they provide offers a recycling solution covering plant pots and trays, as well as other recyclable materials (including cardboard and clear plastic).  It's a great way to remove waste from site responsibly, reduce landfill and make your business more sustainable. The service saves you time, its competitive, and it gives you the reassurance of working with a reputable supplier. Ecogen Recycling are already working with several HTA members and are very familiar with our industry's needs.


How it works

You can deliver your recycling to Ecogen Recycling in Hampshire, or have it collected. For collection, just collate your waste on a pallet and call Ecogen to arrange uplift.  Baling it is a great way of maximising the amount you get on each pallet.  The pallet must be:

  • Stacked to no more than 2m high
  • Either a standard wooden pallet 1200mm x 1000mm or Euro pallet 1200mm x 800mm
  • Securely wrapped for transport using stretch film
  • Stable and safe to handle
  • Only loaded with PP (Polypropylene) or PS (Polystyrene) plant pots and trays (No PET trays)
  • Only have a single material on a pallet 

98% of plant pots and trays are PP or PS and are clearly marked on the bottom.


Collection options

HTA members working with small volumes can collect plastic trays and pots and stack onto a pallet. Ecogen will then pick up the pallets by appointment for which you are charged a set haulage fee (depending on where you are in Britain).

HTA members which collect and store larger volumes of recyclable materials (hard plastics, cardboard and plastic wrap) could receive an income by 'selling' the waste back to Ecogen through the scheme. This is achieved when the value of the returned materials exceeds the haulage costs. To discuss this option, please contact Ecogen.



Delivery of waste to Ecogen Recycling in Hampshire - free of charge

Collection of waste from southern England, midlands and Wales - £49 per pallet (ex VAT)

Collection of waste from northern England (north of York) & Scotland - £64 per pallet (ex VAT)



Telephone - 01962 732 296 (Ecogen) please be ready to quote your HTA membership number to access these rates

Online - fill out the form for Ecogen Recycling or HTA to contact you about your needs.