Wind Turbine Recycling

Jan. 11, 2021

ISOSWO has received details regarding a recycling option for wind turbine blades. According to the Iowa DNR, the blades are processed by Veolia, explained in this article, and then shipped to the plant in Davenport. Veolia processes the blades to a 2-inch shred and all metal and carbon fiber is removed. The shredded fiberglass and resin are shipped to the Davenport plant where it is used as an alternative fuel source and silica to make portland cement. They use 100% of what they receive and are paid a fee to take the material.

They received approval to use the blades as an alternative fuel source by DNR's Air Quality Bureau. If you have questions, you can contact Kurt Gerdes of Green America Recycling.