VELUX Netherlands cooperates with world leading waste recovery and recycling company SUEZ in running the take-back service for roof windows. The wood, glass, metals and plastic are sent to recycling facilities, where they are processed and then sold as recycled materials that can be used in other products.
Project market is picking up
The take-back service in the Netherlands is available for both private home owners and professional builders. So far, the majority of the recycled windows, however, have been recovered from the social housing sector.
The take-back service is offered at cost price, making it cheaper for installers to use this service than disposing of the waste.
“We have gained valuable insights during the first months of running this service. In the coming years, we hope to scale up and professionalise the service so that it becomes even more attractive. Among others, we plan to implement an online platform for ordering, which will make it easier for home owners and builders to use the take-back service”, says Ronald Bal.