Shredder To Increase Recycling Capacity

A recycling plant

Veka Recycling has invested more than £200,000 in an industrial PVC-U shredder from German specialist manufacturer, Arjes. The new shredder was installed and operational in February 2022 at the firm’s Northamptonshire plant.

According to Veka Recycling’s MD, Simon Scholes, this latest investment reinforces the organisation’s role in maximising the sustainability of PVC-U construction products through responsible recycling.


 “Landfill should be a thing of the past for post-consumer PVC-U fenestration, as well as offcuts and defective items generated during the manufacturing process.”

– Simon Scholes 

Managing director, Veka Recycling


Closed loop

“The addition of the Arjes shredder will help to increase throughput at our recycling facility, which has benefited from a £15 million investment programme making it the most advanced of its kind in Europe,” adds Scholes. “Our closed-loop system ensures that PVC-U is treated as the valuable resource it is, enabling up to 350 years’ worth of usage from a single window or door, while decreasing the amount of new PVC-U products that are manufactured using virgin material. This all helps to minimise the fenestration industry’s carbon footprint.”

Veka Recycling both collects and processes waste materials at its own site, guaranteeing that recycling standards and legal guidelines have been upheld at every stage. This means window fabricators and installers who use the company’s services can demonstrate their commitment to responsible recycling to their customers – and irradicate any fear of prosecution due to incorrect or illegal waste disposal.

Picture: Veka Recycling’s new shredder.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
17th March 2022


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