We Are VEKA Recycling

VEKA Recycling is an industry leader in recycling 'end of life' uPVC windows and doors, offering a reliable, cost-effective and long-term service that you can depend on. We work with window fabricators and installers, as well as waste companies throughout the UK to ensure that valuable uPVC material is not lost to landfill.

We use our innovative recycling process to close the loop on uPVC recycling. This means that old windows and doors can be recycled and extruded into new windows and doors that boast the same standard of quality as the ones previous.

We are committed to the sustainability of our environment. We have worked meticulously to ensure that every stage of our closed loop process is as environmentally friendly as possible. This is what separates VEKA from the competition.

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About VEKA Recycling

VEKA Recycling began its recycling initiative in the UK in 2007, with the VEKA Recycling Group having already been a recognised name across Europe since 1993. As we were successful in recycling uPVC across the rest of Europe, we decided to bring our work to the UK. Working out of our state of the art facility in Northamptonshire, we are able to recycle tens of thousands of uPVC windows and doors each year.

We strategically chose the to situate our VEKA recycling plant in Northamptonshire due to its optimum transport links and connections to major refurbishment sites all over the UK and Ireland. We are the biggest initiative of its kind in the UK. The steps we have taken to improve each stage of our closed loop recycling process sets us about from the crowd. We are proud to be leading the industry with our work and hope to continue that over the following decades.

The VEKA Group

VEKA Recycling in the part of the worldwide VEKA Group, a global producer of uPVC window profile and the worlds’ largest family owned profile manufacturer. The recycling work in the UK is complemented by VEKA Umwelttechnik, the founding recycling company, in Germany along with French recycling company VEKA Recyclage.

VEKA Umwelttechnik GmbH has operated Europe’s most advanced uPVC recycling plant in the German town of Behringen since 1993. Discarded windows, doors and roller shutters can be processed in this closed-loop recycling centre and made into 100% pure material. This was also the very first in the industry to establish a closed-loop recycling facility of this kind, which can recycle 50,000 tonnes of uPVC windows a year – all to a level of purity that can be made directly into new windows and doors of the same quality.

VEKA Recyclage in France has established a similar facility to VEKA Recycling’s Northamptonshire-based operation. Situated in Vendeuvre Sur Barse, it works closely VEKA S.A.S in France and VEKA Iberica in Spain to collate material from France, Spain and Portugal for processing in Germany.

The VEKA Recycling Group is responsible for recycling over 65,000t of uPVC window material every year – that’s over 4million windows recycled and put back into new products – every year!

The ISO 14001 Accreditation

As a sign of our commitment to the environment, we are able to boast the ISO 14001 accreditation. A globally recognised certification that is the most widely used of its kind, we are one of over 250,000 registered organisations across the planet.

The ISO 14001 is an international standard for environmental management systems. By holding the certification, it ensures that we are adhering to environmental policies, as well as working to reduce pollution and better manage the world’s resources. This accreditation helps better reflect our commitment to the environment as a recycling specialist. As we continue to grow, we hope to be able to acquire more globally recognised accreditations as part of our pledge for a more sustainable environment.

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Why We Started VEKA Recycling

  • In 2007, we set out to fight the prejudices against uPVC in the modern home improvement industry. Fabricators nowadays are continually searching for uPVC alternatives, but we don’t think that’s necessary. uPVC’s long lifespan and impressive versatility make it the perfect material to work with.
  • uPVC windows and doors usually reach their end of life after 30-40 years and can be recycled by VEKA up to ten times. As a result, one window or door frame could offer as much as 350 years of usage. With the amount of uPVC that is dumped on landfill instead, we knew we had to do something.
  • Following the success of our parent and sister companies in Germany and France respectively, we at VEKA wanted to make a difference here in the UK. Our industry leading recycling process offers window makers, installers and waste companies, like yourself with a sustainable and reliable recycling partner.

Get in Touch!

If your business is interested in enjoying the range of practical benefits that VEKA’s recycling offers, you’re in the right place. You can get in touch today to speak to one of our friendly team and explore your options.

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about recycling uPVC windows or doors. We look forward to hearing from you.