Recycle your old windows, doors and conservatory and turn them into cash. Due to a boom in UK manufacturing and a shortage of raw materials high prices can be earned by recycling upvc, metal, float-glass and wood.
If you are thinking of replacing your windows, doors or conservatory call Bedford Windows first to find out how much they are worth in part-exchange.
Recycling prices are very high at present due to demand but will fall dramatically once supply meets demand so act now. Call 0800 038 5343
The pound has dropped massively in value against other currencies following Brexit. The good news is the things we make in the UK are cheaper to buy abroad so our exports are going up. The bad news is the raw materials we import to make things cost more. This pushes up the value of raw materials from the UK especially recycled material.
Upvc frames are worth money. They are striped of metal and glass and sorted into different colours. They are then ground down into reusable very valuable plastic pellets, which helps to avoid the huge costs of Landfill rates and taxes and at the same time helping the environment. Upvc does not break down in landfill which makes it excellent material for windows and doors but terrible for the environment.
High grade scrap metal as found in window and door hardware is a very valuable commodity. Metal recycling provides essential raw material for manufacture, which means less use of precious natural resources needed to make new metal compounds such as iron ore in steel-making; nickel in stainless steel or alumina and bauxite in aluminum smelting. It is not only the value of the scrap metal itself but the savings in producing new metal compound and Landfill costs.
The glass industry has the ability to recycle millions of tonnes of glass per year without compromising on glass quality. Recycled glass is a valuable commodity as the materials structure does not deteriorate when reprocessed meaning 100% of the waste is reclaimed. Every tonne of recycled glass melted down saves 315kg of carbon dioxide emission. Recycled glass reduces demand for raw materials as they do not have to be quarried. Every tonne of recycled glass preserves 1.3 tonnes of raw materials.
Europe has created a market for large-scale wood pellet production by requiring every member country to increase their use of renewable energy and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Wood pellets are being used to replace coal in energy production plants. In addition, new pellet-only capacity has been added to the European grid. Trees take carbon out of the air as they grow (trees are roughly half water and half carbon), reducing net carbon emissions.
By recycling wooden windows and doors we reduce the need to harvest trees to make pellets for electricity thereby reducing our carbon footprint, saving our forests and saving a great deal of money in harvest costs. Wood pellet has become a very valuable commodity.