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Wiser Recycling expands with new AATF in Norfolk

We are delighted to announce that we have opened our new Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) in Thetford, South West Norfolk this summer. Greater processing capacity The site greatly expands our processing capacity and our ability to meet the requirements of our wide range of clients – from businesses, charities and waste management companies to…

Wiser Environment looks for Junior Environmental Consultant

Due to continued growth, our sister company Wiser Environment is looking to recruit a Junior Environmental Consultant.  The role will be based at our Group Head Office in St Ives, Cambridgeshire with some travel. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a degree in an environmental  subject and at least 12 months relevant work…

Group transitioned to new ISO standards

Wiser Group has transitioned to the new ISO 9001 and 14001 standards that were published in September 2015. The revised quality management and environmental management standards are less prescriptive than their predecessors, are focused more on performance and outcomes and are designed to be easily integrated with other management systems. ISO 9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015 replace…

Wiser to open new WEEE facility

Wiser Recycling is pleased to announce that we will be opening a new Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) this summer. The new Thetford based facility combines 30,000 sq ft of processing and office space. Replacing Wiser’s existing, much smaller Norfolk facility in Hockwold, the Thetford site not only…

Hirst brothers take on Three Peaks Fell Race

Wiser Recycling Directors, Russell and Dominic will be undertaking the 23 mile Three Peaks Fell Race across the spectacular countryside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park this weekend. The 64th annual Three Peaks Race takes place on 28th April and takes in 23 miles of fell running with over 1,600 metres of ascent and descent…

Have you got the right number for us?

From 30th April 2018, the telephone number 0845 894 9979 will no longer be in use. Please contact us on 01480 464 111 for all your enquiries going forward. Our postal and registered address remains: Suite 11 Manor Mews Bridge Street St Ives PE27 5UW If you have any queries, please call Wiser Recycling on…

New Wiser Recolight contract for North England

Wiser Recycling has signed a new contract with Recolight to collect and process lamps in Yorkshire and Lancashire. Wiser collects fluorescent tubes and other lamps from Recolight’s clients including electrical wholesalers and major retailers. Recolight runs the UK’s leading specialist compliance scheme for the lighting industry, taking responsibility for its members’ waste electrical and electronic…

AATF Forum calls for increase in WEEE targets

The recently formed AATF Forum is calling for a 3% increase in waste electrical and electronic equipment targets for 2018. The Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) operators – including Wiser Recycling – who represent around 80% of the UK’s WEEE treatment capacity have criticised DEFRA’s proposals to reduce this year’s targets. DEFRA has proposed a…

Site Supervisor helps continual improvement of Norfolk facility

Wiser Recycling has recruited a Site Supervisor to improve the efficiency of our processes at our Approved Authorised Treatment Facility in Norfolk. Mandie Bray joined the team in January with a background in process and personnel management in warehousing. Her priorities will be ensuring the smooth running of the site, that customer and business expectations…

UK misses 2017 WEEE target

DEFRA has published figures that suggest the collection target for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) was missed in 2017. Most categories of WEEE experienced a shortfall with the largest being in large household appliances, display equipment, medical devices and monitoring and control equipment. The figures show that compliance schemes collected 522,901 tonnes of WEEE…