VEKA Recycling buys Trafford Services (Midlands) for undisclosed sum


End of life PVC-U windows recycler has added a second waste PVC collection and processing facility to its UK operation with the acquisition of Trafford Services (Midlands).

The Bilston site in the West Midlands adds 20,000 sq ft of weighbridge, processing and storage facilities to VEKA Recycling’s business.


Post-industrial and post-consumer PVC window frame material is reduced in size and sent in 24-tonne loads to Kent where it is processed to a high standard of purity for use in new goods.

VEKA Recycling managing director Tony Cattini said: “Having this centrally-located site means that local installers, fabricators and waste management companies can benefit from our reliable service with prompt payment for waste PVC frames.

“Trafford Services has worked closely with us sine 2007, so the company is already familiar with our focus on getting the infeed quality right and reducing contamination. This is vital in maintaining the high quality of our 100 per cent recycled PVC-U pellet and micronised PVC-U (pulver).

“Having restructured our business and launched our pellet sales, now’s the right time for this strategic acquisition. It’s also great news for environmental sustainability. With our VEKA model here in the Midlands, we will be ensuring more waste PVC frames will be diverted from landfill for recycling back into new windows and other PVC-U products.”

Trafford Services (Midlands) has been bought for an undisclosed sum and was set up my managing director Ken Higgins three years ago. It will continue to be run by his son Brad under VEKA Recycling’s ownership.

Ken’s sister recycling company, Trafford Services, remains privately owned and will be managed by his other son Dean.