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Recofloor names its vinyl recycling Red Letter Days winners

Recofloor has announced the three winners of its Red Letter Days Summer Promotion held throughout August to encourage more flooring companies to recycle their waste vinyl flooring through Altro and Polyflor’s scheme.

Congratulations to 3D Flooring Supplies, Cardiff; 3D Flooring Supplies, Taunton  and       PenAlyn Property Maintenance Services, St Asaph who have each won a £100 Red Letter Days Gift Card to spend on an ‘unforgettable experience’ of their choosing.

Every flooring company raising a Recofloor collection throughout August and returning a minimum of either two full bulk bags or two full blue bins qualified for the prize draw. Throughout the month, a total of more than 30 tonnes in 35 collections were sent for recycling – nearly 25% up compared to July.

Launched seven years ago by leading flooring manufacturers Polyflor and Altro, more than 3,000 tonnes of waste vinyl flooring has now been recycled through Recofloor. This is equivalent to well over one million square metres of flooring and enough to cover 138 football pitches.

Steve Llewellyn, Branch Manager at 3D Flooring Supplies, Cardiff comments: “We had a busy month in August and Recofloor is working very well for us. We’re delighted to have won the prize.”

Glyn Sparks, Trade Counter Sales Assistant at 3D Flooring Supplies, Taunton says school refurbishments contributed to a really busy month and a rise in the number of their Recofloor collections of both uplifted flooring and offcuts. “Being part of Recofloor is important for us; it saves on disposal costs and the waste flooring gets recycled, which is ideal.”

Having had their first Recofloor collection in August, new members PenAlyn Property Maintenance Services, part of the Pennaf Housing Group based in St Asaph, North Wales are now firmly convinced of the benefits.

“For years we’ve been paying to dispose of our waste vinyl so the savings on disposal costs will add up every week for us; it’s already making a difference,” says Andy Fraser, Planned Maintenance Manager and a self-confessed recycling advocate at PenAlyn.

“I was keen to recommend Recofloor membership and, being involved in a major long-term housing refurbishment programme, there is a lot of potential for savings and diverting waste vinyl flooring from landfill,” he adds. The company is planning to use the prize to raise funds to donate to charity.

Recofloor’s Project Officer Carla Eslava says: “Our August promotion once again proved very popular and volumes were up on the previous month, increasing the amount of waste vinyl sent for recycling. Thank you to everyone who participated.”

Flooring companies can save up to 75% in disposal costs and reduce their environmental impact by recycling post-installation vinyl flooring off-cuts and uplifted vinyl flooring through Recofloor. Enhanced green credentials can also help them to gain new business.

Recofloor has 700-plus collectors and more than 60 drop-off sites across the UK and Ireland. Signing up is easy and further information about Recofloor is available from www.recofloor.org.  Contact 0161 355 7618 or email [email protected].

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