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Aug 15 2011

Why Recycle Vinyl Siding?

There are several reasons why it may make sense to recycle vinyl siding. First, the material is generated in significant quantities. The Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI) claims that approximately 6 % is waste.

Second, there appears to be a strong demand for recovered vinyl. Where is the demand coming from? Typically, recovered vinyl is sold to manufacturers of such things as sewer pipe, electrical conduits, irrigation pipe, outdoor furniture, fencing, garden hoses, floor mat backings, molded tool handles and tarps.

Third, there may be economic incentive to recycle vinyl siding. By diverting substantial amounts of siding from landfills, installers and customers can be saved from paying tipping fees. Most pre-consumer scrap is clean which makes it even more desireable to recycle.