Wind Turbine Disposal and Recycling Strategies

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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