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 to recycle over 700,000 tonnes of fridges a year.

Wiser Recycling receives large quantities of fridges and other refrigeration units from its wide ranging client base including businesses and local authorities. With its focus on reuse, the company inspects units and where suitable, tests and prepares these to be sold on for reuse. Where units are beyond repair, they are forwarded to AO Recycling where the component parts are recycled. The emphasis is on recycling and efficient recovery of fridge gases.

Russell Hirst, Managing Director, Wiser Recycling, says: “We are always looking to minimise the carbon footprint associated with waste electrical and electronic equipment so are delighted to agree this new contract. AO Recycling’s investment in this new cutting-edge plant is the first new fridge recycling facility in years and ensures the best outcome for our clients’ redundant units.”

Anthony Sant, Sales & Marketing Director, AO Recycling says: “When we set up AO Recycling our aim was to create Europe’s most efficient plant processing fridges to the highest standard possible. This contract shows that other companies recognise what we are achieving in Telford and, like us, want to do best for their customers. It is great that Wiser Recycling have put their faith in us and we look forward to working with them over the next five years.”

Wiser Recycling provides reuse, recycling and disposal services for all types of refrigeration units including fridges, freezers, vending machines and air conditioning units. Find out more about our refrigeration unit services.

Watch a video of AO’s fridge recycling facilities.