Waste holders

Waste holders have the obligation to dispose of their products according to the law. Providing them with a hassle-free disposal network, better enables companies to manage their lifecycle responsibility.

At PV CYCLE we believe that easy collection is the key to comprehensive recycling. Enabling both private and professional waste holders to dispose of their waste in a simple way helps to avoid uncontrolled waste shipment – and export – as well as illegal dumping. What’s more, a dedicated take-back network operated by professionals mitigates contamination with other materials and ultimately helps us to achieve better recycling rates at a lower cost.

Therefore, PV CYCLE has developed a collection network that is substantially different from others: besides municipal collection points, PV CYCLE members and their customers also benefit from own collection points, distributor programs and a unique on-site pick-up service.

Direct pick-up service

We offer a direct pick-up service for a variety of waste products, including PV modules, batteries, EEE or production scrap. All products collected directly at a customer’s location are immediately transported to one of our recycling partners.

To further assist our customers, PV CYCLE also offers packaging and dismantling solutions.

Collection Points

PV CYCLE collects at municipal as well as distributor and own collection points. Offering a comprehensive network for small quantities of waste brings waste treatment closer to the end-customer.

PV CYCLE is especially proud of its dedicated collection point network for discarded PV modules. Due to their size and weight, PV modules often exceed collection and storage capacities at municipal collection points. Our own collection points are operated by  professionals and in PV-intensive areas.

All own collection points are also equipped with a specially designed collection box to avoid contamination with other waste, electrocution and exposure to broken glass. To find your closest PV CYCLE Collection Point, consult our national websites.


Dismantling & Packaging

Waste holders with a dismantling need can benefit from a comprehensive decommissioning service for PV installations, covering dismantling by professionals and waste packaging.

Our dismantling service is limited to PV projects.

Distributor Take-back Scheme

In the UK, PV CYCLE operates a Government-approved Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS) exclusively authorized to manage UK-based PV Distributors’ legal obligations under 2013 WEEE Regulations. A unique collection infrastructure for the free return of redundant PV waste, it exempts registered Distributors from their requirement to offer a service directly through own premises.