Wiser Recycling opens new WEEE facility

Our sister company, Wiser Recycling, has opened a new Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) in Thetford, South West Norfolk this summer for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from across the East of  England.

Wiser Recycling's new facility for waste electrical and electronic equipment in ThetfordThe site greatly expands Wiser Recycling’s processing capacity and ability to meet the requirements of their wide range of clients – from businesses, charities and waste management companies to local authorities and compliance schemes,

With a focus on maximising reuse as well as recycling, the new 30,000 sq ft facility contains an extensive testing and repair area. Currently separating fridges, TV and gaming equipment for reuse, the company aims to imminently expand to include large appliances and certain small appliances.

Wiser Recycling’s existing Norfolk recycling operations have been relocated from Hockwold including their lamp recycling plant, TV dismantling and a cathode ray tube (CRT) line for monitors and television screens. The company also plans to install a new small appliance process, flat screen TV plant and confidential electronic data destruction.

Managing Director Russell Hirst says: “We are delighted to announce the opening of this new facility. It gives us a great space to expand our reuse and recycling capabilities and the potential to grow our East of England business. We have always taken a novel approach to processing and now with the first phase of development completed, we are exploring new, creative ways to further maximise the financial, environmental and social value of the materials and components we process.”

Find out more about the facility here.