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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…

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…