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Recofloor opens for business again

Recofloor has resumed its full vinyl flooring take-back scheme in the UK after suspending operations in April because of the coronavirus lockdown. In June, it offered a ‘soft restart’ of some collections to manage the build-up of discarded flooring.

‘As the construction sector gets back to work, we are reassuring our members that we are here for them and resuming collections,’ says Recofloor scheme manager Carla Eslava. ‘Recofloor is open for business, we can collect and can send bags to members who need them,’ she adds, pointing out that vinyl must be free from contamination.

Under the scheme, companies can save up to 70% on disposal costs for waste vinyl flooring. For collections over 1 000m² of vinyl waste, companies have to check that Recofloor is able to collect.

Contractors and distributors can contact the scheme to ask for a collection through its website or by phone (+44 161 355 7618).

Collections take place between four to ten working days later and are carried out as backhaul during deliveries by flooring manufacturers Polyflor and Altro, who founded the scheme in 2009. The scheme accepts for recycling a range of tiles, safety offcuts and roll ends, and uplifted smooth vinyl.

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