Collection

There are several sources of post-consumer PVC waste: 

  • Construction and renovation businesses 
  • Demolition businesses 
  • Individual people making home improvements 
  • Collection sites, transfers stations and managed container parks 
  • Industries  and converters connected to the production of PVC applications 
  • Office appliances made from PVC material
  • PVC waste from packaging, segregated at the sorting facilities
  • Cable waste originated from construction, electronic appliances and cars

There are several sources of post-industrial PVC waste: 

  • Factories and production facilities
  • Installers
  • Waste transport companies

Waste can be brought to a collection site, a transfer station managed by local authorities, or a waste management company. It can be also delivered directly to a recycler. 

Local authorities and waste collection companies, however, are not obliged to segregate and transfer the PVC waste to a recycler: They may also export the waste, send it to a landfill or opt for another form of disposal. 

Every PVC recycler or converter can participate in the Recovinyl programme. Anyone who knows where to find post-consumer PVC waste, or who is already in possession of such waste, can deliver it to one of our certified recyclers {internal link to ‘recyclers’}. This concept should be of interest to anyone who is in possession of post-consumer or post-industrial PVC waste; or anyone who is interested in using recycled PVC in their products.

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VinylPlus, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, recycled 639,648 tonnes of PVC within its framework last year; of which Recovinyl remained the main contributor.