Jul 18 2019

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.

Jul 18 2019

Will my vinyl siding installer dispose of my existing siding for me?

Yes he will. The question is how will he dispose of it and where will he dispose of it and at what cost? The fee will be invisible in the cost of your project or he will say: "If you want us to dispose of it then it will cost you X amount to get rid of your old siding".

Don't expect your vinyl installer to take the siding to a recycler.They are thinking about costs and so will not probably do it. There are two ways to make sure your siding is recycled. One way is to take it to a recycler yourself or another way is to call your local recycler and they will pick it up for a service fee. By the way, this fee will be much cheaper than transportation, bin rental and landfill charges.

If you are looking for a vinyl recycler in southern Saskatchewan please contact Crown Shred & Recycling Inc. at www.crownshredandrecycling.com