About Us

Wiser Recycling is part of the Wiser Group which provides environmental consultancy services as well as specialist recycling services.  We are an independently owned and fast growing group that invests heavily in our people and plant to deliver high quality and environmentally responsible services to all our customers.

Wiser Recycling was established in 2002 by Managing Director Russell Hirst whose aim was to minimise the carbon footprint associated with waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).  This is achieved through our strong focus on reuse over recycling as well as the minimisation of transport emissions through the strategic location of our sites and our choice of collection and transportation methods.

Quality of service, environmental impact and the welfare of our employees are important to us and are at the heart of our business.  We hold ISO certifications 9001and 14001 as well as OHSAS 18001 to demonstrate this.  We are fully compliant and hold Approved Authorised Treatment Facility permits for our sites in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Yorkshire as well as our waste carriers’ licence.

We understand the importance to our customers of safe and secure WEEE disposal.  All data containing media is wiped to US Department of Defence standards or securely shredded.  Any electrical and electronic equipment identified for reuse is fully PAT tested as well as function and soak tested.  We provide clear audit trails for materials leaving our sites and all WEEE remains in the UK.  Only single stream materials such as plastic are exported.

We have a strong sense of social responsibility and have integrated this into our everyday business.  We support our local communities as well as working with charity and social enterprise partners to help the more disadvantaged in society.

Find out about our sister company, environmental consultancy Wiser Environment.