Wind turbines are made up of many materials that have substantial salvage value at the end of its operational life and are recyclable.

In fact, 80-94% of a wind turbine’s mass consists of easily recycled materials, such as steel / iron (approximately 88% of a turbine’s mass), aluminum (approximately 0.7%), and copper (approximately 2.7%).

This factsheet covers how to treat wind turbines at the end of their life through:

  • Reduction
  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Landfill Disposal
  • Other Waste Disposal
  • Sustainability
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