How to Recycle Drip Irrigation Tubing



Drip irrigation pipe, also known as drip tape or drip tubing, is a type of irrigation tubing that is specifically designed for use in drip irrigation systems. It irrigates crops by delivering water through a piping system directly to the soil near the plant roots in a drip or fine stream. This type of irrigation ensures that water and nutrients are supplied directly to the roots of the crop, increasing the efficiency of water and fertilizer use and reducing the waste of water.

Recycling Process

Preliminary conveying:
Waste drip irrigation tubing is first conveyed to the plate chain conveyor. With its smooth and efficient conveying characteristics, the plate chain conveyor transports the drip irrigation tubes from the initial position to the next processing stage.

Shredding Process:
The drip irrigation pipe conveyed by the plate chain conveyor enters the rocker arm shredder. The rocker arm shredder utilizes its strong crushing ability to initially crush the drip irrigation pipe, turning it into smaller pieces for subsequent processing.

Magnetic separation:
The crushed drip irrigation pipe fragments are fed into the suspended magnetic separator. Through its magnetic force, the magnetic separator separates the iron or other magnetic impurities in the drip irrigation pipe fragments to ensure the purity of subsequent processing.

Sieving and grading:
After magnetic separation, the drip irrigation pipe fragments enter the trommel screen. The tumbler screen sorts the drip pipe fragments into different particle size classes according to the set screen aperture (e.g. 50mm). This facilitates the subsequent targeted treatment of the different size fractions.

Desanding and de-cluttering:
The sifted drip irrigation pipe fragments enter the sand removal machine. The sand remover removes sand, stones and other impurities from the fragments by vibration or other means to ensure the purity of the drip irrigation pipe fragments.

Rinsing and cleaning:
Finally, the drip irrigation pipe fragments treated by the desanding machine enter the rinsing equipment. The rinsing equipment utilizes water flow or other cleaning methods to clean the dirt and residue on the surface of the fragments to ensure that the recovered drip irrigation pipe fragments meet the standards for reuse.

Recycling and reuse:
The drip irrigation pipe fragments processed through the above process can be recycled and reused according to their material and performance. For example, they can be reprocessed into new drip irrigation pipes or other plastic products to realize the recycling of resources.

Recycling value

Reducing environmental pollution: Drip irrigation tubing is primarily made of plastic, and if not recycled, this plastic waste can pollute soil and water sources. Recycling drip irrigation pipes can significantly reduce the negative impact of plastic waste on the environment.
Resource saving: Recycling drip irrigation tubing allows for the reuse of plastic resources and reduces the need for new plastic raw materials, which in turn reduces energy consumption.


Reduce pollution of soil and water resources from plastic waste.
Increase resource recycling and reduce the need for new plastic raw materials.
High degree of automation reduces labor costs and improves recycling efficiency.
Recycled materials can be reprocessed and utilized, reducing production costs.
Adopt advanced mechanical crushing, screening and cleaning technology to ensure the quality of recycled materials.
Adapt to different specifications and materials of drip irrigation pipe recycling needs.

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Drip Irrigation Tubing Recycling

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