When it comes to upgrading features at home, one of the biggest favours you can do your family and house is to bring your windows into the 21st century. Old and tired windows can be very inefficient, which means that you’ll be spending a lot more on energy bills – and it could be harder to sell your house later down the line if you don’t have up-to-date windows in place.
If you do decide that you want to replace the windows at home this year, you should think first about what you want to do with your older PVC ones. The good news is that you can recycle PVC and there are companies out there that can help you and your contractor with this.
Whatever you do, don’t fly tip or dump your old windows anywhere as the frames aren’t biodegradable and will be around for years and years, blighting the landscape. You can also be given an on-the-spot fine of up to £400 if you’re caught illegally dumping any waste, so it’s definitely not worth doing.
The old glass from your windows is easily recyclable so do try to make sure this happens. It is usually returned to a manufacturer to be melted down and then remade into more windows and other glass products.
Of course, you don’t actually have to recycle your windows – you could consider upcycling them instead if you’re of a crafty persuasion. You could transform them into picture frames, cork boards, reuse them in your garden shed, use the frame to a house a mirror… the only limit is your imagination!
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