Recycle Your uPVC Plastic with Plastic Expert Today
If you are looking for a uPVC recycling partner to help you with recycling uPVC windows and doors, then you have come to the right place. At Plastic Expert, we work with businesses and organizations across the UK, helping them maintain their green credentials while at the same time disposing of unwanted and waste uPVC.
If you are in the construction or renovation industry, your company generates a substantial quantity of uPVC waste. uPVC or unplasticized polyvinyl chloride first gained popularity in the 1980s when window and door manufacturers realized that uPVC frames offered material advantages over wood and aluminium. uPVC could be moulded to fit practically any window shape at low cost, and it insulated homes much better than alternative materials, preventing the build-up of condensation on the interior.
Today, uPVC waste is a significant issue. Reinstalling new uPVC windows and doors creates considerable waste which, if not for agencies like ours, would find its way into landfill or, worse yet, the ocean. Thanks to our extraordinary service, however, you no longer have to arrange disposal of your uPVC with a waste disposal company: we can recycle all your waste for you.
uPVC Recycling Coverage Throughout the UK
Plastic Expert recycles uPVC waste across the majority of the UK, including major urban centres. We recycle hundreds of tonnes of uPVC every month, helping you to keep your plastic waste out of landfill. Our state-of-the-art recycling facilities can bulk recycle practically any uPVC product. We specialize not only in plastic window recycling but also that of other uPVC products, including conservatories. You can trust us to provide you with a bespoke, high-quality recycling service wherever or whenever you need
The uPVC Products that we Recycle
Construction and double-glazing companies remove uPVC windows daily. uPVC has particular properties which make it highly desirable for window construction. Plastic Expert is here to help you process your uPVC windows, removing them from your site and transforming them into new products which serve the local economy.
uPVC doors are popular for the same reason as windows. uPVC doors help to insulate buildings, reducing heating bills and the risk of mould growth. Like windows, uPVC doors embody a substantial amount of plastic. Again, Plastic Expert is here to help you cut down on your waste, and responsibly recycle the uPVC content of the product.
We can collect triple rinsed & baled HDPE canisters/bottles along with other materials.
uPVC frames became desirable because of their renowned durability and insulating properties - they complemented double- and triple-glazing perfectly. We recycle all your uPVC frames, providing you with exceptional flexibility.
Do you need to rip out an old conservatory and replace it with a new one? If so, Plastic Expert can help. We recycle the plastic content of uPVC conservatories, reducing the environmental impact of your work.
How We Recycle Your Waste uPVC
At Plastic Expert, we aspire to sustainable environmental standards. Check out our uPVC recycling process below.
Step 1: We Collect Your uPVC Material
At Plastic Expert, we like to make things easy for our customers. That’s why we offer a full collection or delivery service. Typically, we move your plastic waste material using roll-on/off containers, walking floor trailers and bulkers.
Step 2: Delivering uPVC to our Processing Facility
Trucks deliver the uPVC material to our processing facility where we inspect it and prepare it for processing. We can recycle most uPVC there and then, but the contamination in some waste uPVC may not meet our standards for recycling.
Step 3: Shred the Material
Provided that the uPVC is of sufficient quality, we then load it into our shredder, a particular machine designed to break the plastic up into smaller particles.
Step 4: Remove Non-uPVC Materials
The next step is to remove all non-PVC materials from uPVC windows and doors, including rubber, glass, and steel. We do this by using a variety of methods, including powerful magnets. Where possible, we recycle the metal we extract, but we need to remove it first because we cannot incorporate it into the uPVC recycling process. uPVC products often contain a range of other metals, not just steel. These metals include zinc, aluminium and brass. We use specialist separation processes to remove these contaminants from the uPVC and store them for further processing on-site. We also use colour-sorting devices to detect rubber components (often used to seal the gap between uPVC frames and the glazing).
Step 5: Turn the uPVC into Granules
The final stage in the process is to turn the purified uPVC into granules. Manufacturers use these granules as the basis for creating new uPVC products, completing the cycle.
Where Does Your Recycled uPVC End Up?
Your recycled uPVC plastic ends up in a variety of products. These include new uPVC frames, windows, and doors. Manufacturers also transform uPVC granules into down piping and other construction materials. The great thing about uPVC is that you can recycle it multiple times, meaning that you can use the same plastic for several product life cycles, depending on use.
Why Choose Plastic Expert for uPVC Recycling?
There are so many reasons to choose Plastic Expert for your uPVC recycling. Check them out below.
Recycle your uPVC in Bulk
Finding partners to process bulk uPVC recycling can be a challenge, but at Plastic Expert, we’re here to help. We can recycle any quantity of uPVC your require, whether you’re ripping frames out of an existing building or need a partner to collect uPVC offcuts from your production facility at regular intervals.
Showcase your Green Credentials
At Plastic Expert, we are committed to sustainable plastic use. With us, you can enhance your company’s green credentials and achieve better corporate responsibility.
Get a Flexible uPVC Recycling Partner
Plastic Expert gives you the flexibility you need to recycle your uPVC conveniently and affordably.
Find Out How We Can Help You Recycle Your Waste uPVC Today
Get in touch with us today to discuss uPVC recycling of all kinds. Find out how we can help your enterprise become more sustainable and environmentally-friendly.