Using Recofloor on construction sites

Recofloor is the national vinyl flooring take back scheme.

Smooth and safety vinyl off-cuts are recycled back into new flooring at Altro and Polyflor’s UK plants whilst uplifted smooth vinyl is recycled into traffic cones and other traffic management products.

Recofloor is a flexible scheme with collections able to be arranged from flooring distributors, contractors’ premises and from live construction sites.

Here are some examples of how Recofloor has been used successfully on-site:

  • MacGregor Flooring Company Ltd, a Hamilton based flooring contractor won Recofloor Construction Project of the Year at the 2015 Recofloor Awards for collecting more than 14 tonnes of waste vinyl from the new £90million West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. Crucial to the projects success was effective communication that built good working relationships between all parties and ensured efficient, regular collections from site – a total of 40 bins containing installation off-cuts. To read more about this click here.

Hamish MacGregor, Managing Director of MacGregor Flooring Company Ltd said:

“At the pre-award stage, we were asked about recycling. It’s a big thing now. We believe that recycling is the way forward on all contracts as it eliminates the need for landfill and associated high disposal costs”.

  • Keepmoat joined the Recofloor scheme in 2011. They implemented Recofloor on a number of refurbishment projects under the Decent Homes Standard, the Government initiative that sets standards for modern homes in terms of fitness, structure, energy efficiency and facilities. Keepmoat successfully recycled uplifted vinyl and vinyl off-cuts from a number of refurbishment sites which diverted waste from landfill and saved them money on waste disposal costs. To read more about this click here.

Recofloor have produced a guide as an overview of how the scheme works and how to implement it successfully on construction sites of all sizes. To view this guide click below.

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