We're giving recycling 100%As the UK’s biggest manufacturer of UPVC windows, doors an building products, we've has worked hard to get on top of the plastic waste our industry produces and the amount of ‘virgin’ material we use. We’ve built and developed our own dedicated recycling centres at Ilkeston and Selby, and £3 millions’ worth of investment later, we’re now at the point where almost 100% of our waste is processed to be reused and made into new high quality profiles.
And we’ve realised we can do more.That’s we launched Eurocell-Recycle - a dedicated collection and recycling service for all those involved in UPVC fabrication and installation across the UK.
Get paid for being sustainableBasically we pay you for your waste UPVC offcuts and any old frames you may be replacing. And we’ll collect from your premises or any site you’re working on, anywhere in the UK.
This is only possible because our service has the scale and resources support a truly nationwide network of collection vehicles and state-of-the-art recycling centres. Eurocell-Recycle is set up to handle the high volume of UPVC waste that other recyclers just don’t have the capacity to cope with.
Whatever the size of your business, Eurocell-Recycle fits your needs. Whether you’re an installer, fabricating business or a general builder, however much UPVC waste you need collecting, we’re happy to oblige. And to pay you the market rate.
From small quantities of say 30 to 40 old UPVC frames or 100s from a large refurb project, Eurocell-Recycle is your answer.
With us UPVC waste is no problem, it’s an assetThe construction sector – like most of industry in UK – is under increasing pressure to get its sustainability act together. Some sections of the media and public opinion paint us as the ‘bad boys’; an industry that’s unwilling to change and dragging its feet when it comes to adopting greener practices.
But at Eurocell we believe the industry we’re proud to be involved with is part of the solution, not the problem.
The challenge for businesses large and small is that we all need to be profitable to move forward. The practical fact is, ever-more red tape and regulation tends to deflect us from our main business of getting things done, and built. In many ways the position we’re in is a ‘Catch-22’.
But at least on the issue of UPVC waste in construction, there is now a solution that’s practical, affordable and totally sustainable. It’s also one that lightens the load for business by taking away the time and hassle of dealing with things like offcuts and end of life UPVC windows, frames and doors - the Eurocell collection an recycling service.
Delivering true value
Choose Eurocell-Recycle and you’re immediately saving the expense of tipping tickets, skip hire or the wasted time and money of taking your waste to a recycling centre.
Of course we’re not the only operator in the UPVC collection business. And it’s true that although we always pay market price, others may give you more – at least to start with.
But often, that initial higher pay-out is unsustainable and, once you're no longer a new customer, you could find those ‘better’ paying operators nudging their pay out down, hoping that as you’ve committed to their service you won’t want the hassle of starting all over again with someone else.
Others will be keen to pay while they’re short of material, but when they’re at capacity you find they turn your waste away, and leave you in the lurch with a truckload of UPVC to dispose of.
The comprehensive closed-loop, dependable serviceWith Eurocell-Recycle, collections are always reliable, on time and risk assessed, so there are no extra health and safety headaches on your site when we call. As part of the service we provide cages, post pallets or magnums for you to store your UPVC safely and tidily between collections.
You also get a comprehensive Waste Transfer Note for all your waste at every collection. It proves to your customer and the authorities that your offcuts and old frames have been handled responsibly and recycled into new products.
The key to the sustainability and dependability of our service is the fact it’s closed-loop. There are no third parties involved; we take care of collection, transport and all the paperwork so we can guarantee all the waste we handle is responsibly dealt with and returned to use.
As an extra level of certainty, Eurocell-Recycle collection and processing is independently audited by Recovinyl, the Europe-wide initiative that promotes and encourages UPVC recycling.
The closed-loop cycle•Our collection vehicles collect end-of-life UPVC from site, or offcuts and waste from fabricators
•The waste is taken to our Derbyshire recycling plant where it is sorted, shredded, granulated and micronized
•The UPVC is formed into new profiles by extrusion
•New units enter the cycle, providing a long service life and eventually, more raw material for further new profiles
If you consider that PVC-U can be successfully recycled up to 10 times, and if a unit had a service life of say 30 years, the same PVC-U could be in use for three centuries!
Support the planet and your businessSustainability is clearly a huge challenge to meet – and the only way we’re going to succeed for the benefit of future generations is to act positively, right now. The key is doing things differently, in ways that are practical, possible and affordable.
With us you’ll be helping make just that kind of change, one that’s good for our planet, and good for your business.