Recycling Old Windows
KJM has joined up with Veka Recycling, to dispose of all old PVCu frames that we remove from our clients homes.
They recycle the whole window frame including the gearing and handles. You will be pleased to know that your new frames can be recycled when they reach the end of their useful life as well. Considering that the average PVC-U window has a lifespan of around 30 or 40 years and can be recycled up to ten times - we are effectively helping to install windows with a 350 year lifespan.
VEKA Recycling Ltd is part of a global family.
Established in 2007, VEKA Recycling is thought to be the biggest initiative of its kind in the UK. As part of the worldwide VEKA Recycling Group, our work in the UK is complemented by our parent company VEKA Umwelttechnik in Germany and French sister company VEKA Recycling.
VEKA Recycling accepts post-consumer PVC-U frames removed from homes and other buildings, regardless of where they were originally manufactured. We also process post-industrial PVC-U from window manufacturers across the UK and Ireland. Although we belong of the VEKA Group, we accept off-cuts from any type of profile.
The way we process this material results in such a high quality recycled product that it can be used to manufacture new windows, as well as a wide range of other PVC-U products. The VEKA Recycling primary processing facility in Kent is strategically placed for optimum transport links and connects major refurbishment sites all over the UK and Ireland. We also have specialist 'satellite' collection facilities across the country to help minimise our carbon footprint. The Kent facility collects and collates material before processing it into a form that can be transported more fuel-efficiently to VEKA Umwelttechnik – avoiding the irony of wasting natural resources in order to save them.
VEKA Umwelttechnik GmbH
VEKA Umwelttechnik GmbH, has operated Europe's most advanced PVC-U recycling plant in the German town of Behringen for over 20 years. Discarded windows, doors and roller shutters can be processed in this closed-loop recycling centre and made into 100% pure material which can be used for the production of new profile without affecting quality.
VEKA Umwelttechnik GmbH was the very first in the industry to establish a closed-loop recycling facility of this kind, which can recycle 50,000 tonnes of PVC-U windows a year - all to a level of purity that can be made directly into new windows.
Further information about Veka Recycling
Veka Infinity Profile
Introduced in 2011, KJM can now offer the Veka Infinity window/door system. The co-extruded system uses up to 80% recycled material in the core, with virgin PVC to the all important external surface. The system has a similar life span of a conventional profile around 35 years and comes with a cast iron Veka 10 year warranty. Further information can be found here.
Profile 22 uses RCM (recycled composite material) for its internal reinforcements. Manufactured from old first generation post-consumer uPVC windows, the reinforcement range closes the loop on the recycling process by bringing this waste material back into use in a new generation of products. In a world that strives to save precious resources, we believe that this is an innovative product that enhances the thermal efficiency of your windows, whilst providing the strength required from internal reinforcements.
Further information on RCM can be found here: Profile22 RCM Download
Please also see our Environmental Page for our own initiatives.