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L&S launches uPVC recycling scheme

A specialist recycling service for uPVC windows and doors has been launched by a South coast waste management company.

L&S Waste Management aims to divert all of its uPVC waste from landfill thanks to a new contract with a specialist recycler, which will reprocess the waste into new mouldings.

L&S will source the material from its skip hire and waste collection operations throughout Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey, Wiltshire and Dorset, which will then be sent to one of three L&S sorting facilities in Southampton, Fareham and Portsmouth.

The facilities will separate the windows and doors, and send them to a waste transfer station, which will remove sealed glass units for recycling and bulk the remaining uPVC for reprocessing with the specialist recycler in London.

L&S recycling operations manager Steve Kibbey said: “Our intention is to increase the volume of uPVC we supply to the plant significantly by seeking out more of this waste from the replacement window sector and other new customers, ultimately helping companies to increase their overall recycling rates and benefit both the environment and the bottom line in the process.”

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