GGF Launches Free Aluminium Recycling Scheme

The GGF recycling scheme has now been expanded to include aluminium alongside PVC-U. This is courtesy of aluminium recycling specialists Alutrade. It is a totally free collection service.

The Glass and Glazing Federation worked with the Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) to secure the arrangement with Alutrade to benefit FENSA, BFRC and GGF, members across England, Scotland and Wales.


 “We are all about collaboration and working with industry leaders and partners to ensure our members have access to the best products and services that can help their businesses thrive.”

– Anda Gregory 

Chief development officer, Glass and Glazing Federation


Better business

“Expanding the free recycling scheme we offer our members to now include aluminium as well as PVC-U is an example of how we are always looking to develop and grow our offering so that our members’ businesses can do the same,” add the GGF’s Gregory.


Free collection – book online

GGF, FENSA and BFRC members can book online to have deglazed old aluminium frames and offcuts collected from site free of charge typically within 72 hours. Last year, the GGF partnered with CNC Recycling to offer members a similar scheme for PVC-U. The same online form can be used for both PVC-U and aluminium collection bookings.

As with the PVC-U recycling scheme, participants receive a certificate at the end of the year recording the amount of waste material they recycled, the vast majority of which remains in the industry to create new fenestration products.

The expansion of the scheme to now include aluminium reflects the success of the PVC-U recycling initiative and its popularity among installers and homeowners, who are increasingly looking at businesses’ sustainability credentials.


Get paid

Members will be paid directly by Alutrade for any aluminium collected. Alutrade is the largest and most established independent aluminium recycling company and extrusion specialist in the UK, having been recycling aluminium since 1987. On average, Alutrade recycles in the region of 30,000 tonnes of metal every year at its aluminium recycling plant.

Picture: The GGF free to members recycling scheme has now been expanded to include aluminium alongside PVC-U.


Article written by Cathryn Ellis
17th August 2022


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