Can You Recycle Plastic Type 3?

Yes Plastic Type 3 can be recycled. It is still used used in a wide range of applications for both domestic and industrial purposes. PVC is less popular for certain applications than it once was.

PVC and uPVC are widely collected and recycled in the UK from industrial / manufacturing sources. That said you are not usually able to put PVC products in your recycling bin at home. 

Schemes like Recovinyl seek to promote the sustainable and economically viable PVC Recycling.

What Is Plastic Type 3?

Type 1 - PET Recycling

Polyvinyl Chloride

Common Abbreviations: PVC, V, uPVC

Common Uses: Pipes, bottles, window profiles, blister packaging, flooring, hosepipes.

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is one of the most commonly used thermoplastic polymers in the world.

PVC is produced in two general forms, first as a rigid or un-plasticised version known as uPVC which is used for packaging applications, window profiles etc.

Secondly as a flexible plastic. Flexible, plasticised PVC is softer and more amenable to bending than uPVC and has a variety of uses from curtains on lorries to hosepipes. 

Do You Collect Plastic Type 3 for Recycling?

Yes we collect PVC for recycling but we do not collect from private households. 

Minimum quantities apply for PVC collections. Typically this would be 5 tonnes but can be more depending on the product.

If you have suitable quantities of Polyvinyl Chloride plastic needing collecting, please complete our quotation form below and one of the team will be in touch with you shortly.

Quotation Form

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