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Is Window Glazing Recyclable?

15 November 2019 | Knowledge Hub
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The short answer to this question is yes, window glass, including roof window glazing, is widely recyclable. Glass from your windows can be melted down in a furnace to make new glass products including coffee jars and bottles. However, window glazing can’t be mixed with general glazing waste, because it is made with added chemicals for increased strength. Source earth 911.

Where can I take my old window glazing to be recycled?

It is important to ensure that you are recycling your glazing unit at the correct recycling centre. Recycling glass which is not approved by your local council can contaminate other recyclable materials and therefore void any opportunity to reuse them. The good news is that it’s easier than ever before to find a recycling centre near to you. If you are renovating your property, replacing windows or redecorating please visit Recyclenow.

Will I need to remove the glazing from the window frame?

Just like recycling many household items, you will need to consider all other elements of your windows. For example, the window frame will need to be separated and the glazing unit removed. Failure to do this correctly will probably result in your window being rejected at the point of recycling, and diverted to landfill.

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Recycling glass, along with other roof window parts, is something FAKRO have always taken seriously. Any waste items that have been returned to us are carefully dismantled and recycled whenever possible.

Learn more about FAKRO recyclability and our commitment to providing eco friendly and energy efficient products for UK homes in our media centre here.

And if you would like to speak to us about our products or services please call 01283 554755 or email [email protected].


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