Make Sustainability Happen.

At Vycom we believe our responsibility is not only to our customers, but also to the environment. As a company, we strive to maintain sustainable business practices and use our resources in a responsible manner. We are focused on achieving sustainability through ongoing improvements that protect our environment, our team members and our business partners.

Vycom’s Green Mission:
We Take Sustainability Seriously

Plastic waste is a global crisis. Performance plastics are valuable long after their initial usage, but an overwhelming amount of PVC, Acrylic and PE are not properly recovered or recycled. In a circular economy, performance plastics can be recycled again and again, eliminating waste and reusing valuable resources. Vycom is proud to not only offer high-quality products made from up to 100% post-consumer and post-industrial recycled materials, we also play an active role in reducing plastic waste through recycling. We are committed to being good corporate citizens and will continuously explore ways to keep performance plastics out of the waste stream.

How The Vycom

Recycling Program Works

Contact Us
To Enroll

[email protected]
to enroll in the Vycom Recycling Program. Once program parameters are confirmed, marked bins can be delivered to your location for collecting waste.

We Provide The Bins & Totes,
You Sort The Materials

Once enrolled, we provide you with bulk containers as needed to store your scrap and recyclable materials. Note that materials must be sorted by polymer: Rigid PVC, Acrylic and PE waste must be placed in separate bins. Printed and unprinted sheets, with or without attached Velcro and vinyl, are accepted.

A Pick-Up

When it’s time to retrieve the scrap materials, contact Return Polymers at [email protected] to coordinate a pick-up date. We will replenish the waste bin stock so the process can continue without interruption.

Turning your Scrap into
High-Performance Products

The scrap material is sent through a three-step process:

– Scrap is manually sorted as needed, then mixed and loaded on the line at our recycling facilities.
– Material is shredded to standardize the shape and size (approx. 2” x 2”).
– Different form factors of recycled material are mixed in to create a consistent ratio.

– Material is further mixed and melted it into a homogenous form. It is heated to nearly 400˚F, which increases the weight of the material.
– The recycled material is filtered one more time to remove any impurities that may have made it through the system to ensure it is 100% clean and reusable.
– Material is cooled and reduced in size before moving on for quality and performance testing.

This is the process of granulating the cooled material so it can be blended with our other components for use in the final formulation of Vycom, TimberTech or other AZEK products.

When the main manufacturing facilities require material, a bulk truck is dispatched for a transfer. The recycled material is used to create new decking, siding, cladding and trim products.

IAPD Sustainability ChampionsVycom is committed to accelerating the use of recycled material in the manufacturing of innovative, high-performance products across all associated companies, keeping hundreds of millions of pounds of waste out of landfills each year and revolutionizing the industry to create a more sustainable future.

Sustainability is Our Business

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