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Summer of Challenges raises over £2,500 for fire fighters

Wiser’s Directors have reached their target of raising over £2,500 for the Fire Fighters Charity following last year’s Summer of Challenges, in response to the devastating fire at Wiser Recycling’s waste electrical and electronic equipment facility in 2016. We would like to thank the many who contributed for their generosity and support. The ‘Summer of…

Wiser calls for shake up in WEEE classification

Concerned that the UK will miss its recycling targets for waste electrical and electronic equipment this year, Wiser Recycling, as part of the newly formed AATF Forum, is calling for a shake-up in how the regulators classify WEEE. The Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) operators believe that differences in the way that WEEE is defined…

Have your say on the EA’s proposed fee rises!

At the end of November, the Environment Agency opened a consultation on reforming its charges for regulatory and non-regulatory work. Under the proposals put forward, the EA’s charges will rise significantly from April 2018 to reflect the true cost of delivering its services. Our sister company, environmental consultancy Wiser Environment, has been reviewing the consultation documents…

New contract to supply fridges to AO Recycling

Wiser Recycling has signed a five year contract to supply 1,000 tonnes of fridges every year to AO Recycling. In June AO Recycling – the WEEE waste management arm of the leading online electrical retailer AO – launched the biggest fridge recycling facility in the UK. The state-of-the-art plant based in Telford has the capability…

Trio builds Wiser Group team

The Wiser Group team has expanded by three in the last month with the addition of Andrea Petrolati, Emma Ellams and Oliver Hirst. Andrea (pictured left) has joined Wiser Environment to support our growing portfolio of work in environmental, health and safety, energy and quality management systems. He also becomes the lead contact for Wiser…

Directors complete Summer of Challenges

This month the last event in the Summer of Challenges was completed in the Transylvanian Carpathian Mountains by directors Russell and Dominic Hirst with their brother Adam. The trio took a three day mountain bike tour in the Bucegi & Piatra Craiului Mountains covering 110km of off road mountain trails and 3,500m of climbing in the…

The whys and wherefores of air dispersion modelling

Have you ever tried to understand or explain the need for air dispersion modelling? Our sister company, Wiser Environment, has written a short guide looking at the whys and wherefores of air dispersion modelling (ADM). ‘Five things you need to know about ADM’ looks at who needs air dispersion modelling and when they might need…

One year on, our Managing Director reflects…

A year after the fire that destroyed our Cambridgeshire facility, Wiser Recycling is in a much stronger place despite this most debilitating setback. Our focus in this past twelve months has been to look after our existing clients and to consolidate our business, meaning that we are now in a position to forge ahead and…

Celebrate Recycle Week – Recycling is worth it!

The 14th Recycle Week kicks off this week with the theme ’Recycling – It’s Worth It!’ to encourage us all to recycle more. The aim this year is to promote the benefits of recycling and help bust recycling myths such as ‘it all goes to landfill anyway’. As a processor of significant quantities of waste…

Recruiting Senior Environmental Consultant

Our sister company Wiser Environment is recruiting a Senior Consultant in permitting and health & safety to join their fast growing environmental consultancy. The Senior Consultant will provide expert advice to clients around environmental permitting and planning applications as well as health & safety. The successful candidate will manage the team, workload and projects to provide…