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We can arrange collection of your obsolete wind turbines, or turbine parts. We recycle and/or re-use them responsibly and always according to latest laws and regulations. Together with our strong and certified partners we can collect your obsolete components straight from the windfarm.
We can arrange delivery for your turbine components to an environmentally permitted recycling facility.
Depending on the component, we either recycle or reuse the waste using the latest technologies available. We have our own equipment for handling turbine blades properly.
Without proper planning the recycling of wind turbine components (especially blades) is an unnecessarily expensive operation. Since we know the work steps, local legislations and the latest recycling techniques, we save you a fortune.
We guarantee you that we are the most environmentally friendly company for recycling composite blades in the Nordic countries. When all others burn or bury their blades completely, we re-use still workable parts and burn only the totally destroyed composite material.
We ACTUALLY know how to lift, how to transport, how to store, how to cut, how to handle and process the materials properly. We have already done it for over two decades combined.
Since we use our imagination before throwing everything away, we end up having amazing things built from used wind turbines.
Q: I have a working but obsolete wind turbine, and I want it to be gone. Can you disassemble and transport it away?
A: Yes. We don't only just recycle materials. We can help you with every stage for getting the turbine disconnected, down, delivered and recycled.
Q: How much does recycling a wind turbine cost?
A: Unfortunately it's not a price list business. There is a huge amount of cost factors, starting from where the turbine is located. Other cost factors are amount of turbines, turbine models, additional services (lifting, transport etc.).
Q: Can I make money from my obsolete components?
A: Yes you surely can. The amount of compensation depends on the turbine model and how much work you want us to do. In general you get paid from materials like steel and copper. However disassembling, lifting and transporting components create costs. Also recycling composite materials still costs a little bit.
Q: Why should we choose Lapa Recycling for our turbines?
A: Because we have the most environmental friendly means of recycling these items. Unlike a typical recycling company, we don't just burn and bury everything and pollute the planet unnecessarily. We also know that disassembling, lifting and transporting wind turbines is a very complex and expensive operation. Compared to a typical industrial waste management company - we have the complete know-how for every single step.
In 2022, after years of market and material research, Mikko Ruohoranta and Timo Hovi formally teamed up with a completely new idea of disposing used wind turbines. Mikko has 15 years experience of construction, transport and wind power industry. Timo has 15 years of experience of enhanced materials handling, recycling and environmental engineering.
Idea to establish Lapa Recycling was born when two engineers from different industries realized that we have a huge growing problem that no one in the Nordics have any good solution. Burning and burying composite materials can not be the only path we want to follow in the 2020's. It is a complete waste of energy and resources while we already are battling catastrophic climate change.
During the past years Mikko & Timo searched for strong partners for the cause. Being backed up by the top engineers in their fields throughout Europe, Lapa Recycling received all the technical information and assistance it ever needed. Everyone in Europe shared the same concern and were willing to support Lapa and its journey.
In the beginning of January 2023 Lapa Recycling finally listed in the Finnish Trade Registry. Since then Lapa has signed a number of strategic partnerships and has received its first recyclable blades.
The most important thing for everyone to understand is that Lapa is not just another waste management company, but more like a movement within an industry that is failing to clean up after themselves.
We have lots of exciting things to come in the future!
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