Wiser adds WEEE facility in Norfolk

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The new Wiser Recycling facility in Thetford includes a repair line for fridges and freezers. Image by WasteBusters
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Wiser Recycling has opened a new Approved Authorised Treatment Facility in Thetford for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).

The site expands Wiser Recycling’s WEEE processing capacity, a service it provides for businesses, charities, waste management companies, local authorities and compliance schemes from across the East of England.

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The 30,000 square foot facility will focus on maximising reuse as well as recycling and incorporates testing and repair areas. The company currently separates fridges, TVs and gaming equipment for reuse but plans to exapnd this service.

In addition, Wiser Recycling’s existing Norfolk recycling operations have been relocated from Hockwold. This includes a lamp recycling plant, TV dismantling and a cathode ray tube 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 said: “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.”

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