Unique PVC recycling program tested
Advanced TrimWright (ATW), a custom re-manufacturer
of PVC exterior trim products for residential and commercial
construction use, launched a new PVC recycling program.
The program is the creation of Dan Andrade, founder and CEO of
Advanced TrimWright, who describes the program as a win-win for
everyone. ATW is the leading re-manufacturer of PVC (polyvinyl
chloride) trimboard, millwork and mouldings in the Northeast,
and Andrade created the recycling program to address a need in
According to the Philadelphia-based Clean Air Council, over 7
billion pounds of PVC materials are thrown away each year; of
that amount, only 18 million pounds are recycled.
Under the program, ATW has created a recycling box, measuring
44” wide by 44” deep, capable of holding the equivalent of 52,000
16” water bottles. The company will provide these recycling boxes
to each of their lumber yard distributors who are part of this
program. In all, ATW distributes its PVC products to approximately
250 lumber yards throughout New England and the Northeast.
All PVC material to be recycled will be picked up by ATW and
transported to their East Taunton, Massachusetts facility, where
Andrade has contracted with a recycler who will collect the material
at the ATW facility and recycle it.