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COVID-19: Important information for clients

Wiser Recycling has taken the difficult decision to temporarily halt operations at its Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities across the UK. This is a precautionary measure to protect the future of the business. As soon as the industry recovers from COVID-19 Wiser Recycling will be fully operational. Our intention is to finalise the collections and deliveries…

COVID-19 update from the Wiser Group

The Wiser Group continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation. As always, the safety of Wiser’s employees, customers and partners is a top priority. In line with Government advice, the following is the Wiser Group’s current approach to COVID-19: What the Wiser Group is doing Wiser continues to review Government and NHS advice, and also practices…

E-waste and the circular economy

Last month, the government announced that the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) will be carrying out an inquiry into electronic waste and the circular economy. The EAC which oversees environmental protection and sustainable development will be looking at e-waste and the circular economy, examining how the UK can implement a circular economy for electrical goods and…

Wiser transitioning to new health & safety standard

Wiser Group is in the process of transitioning to the new Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems standard BS ISO 45001 from OHSAS 18001. The new ISO 45001 standard was published in March 2018. With it, the International Organization for Standardization aims to improve health & safety in the workplace and reduce the thousands of…

Are new WEEE recycling targets achievable?

Last month, DEFRA announced the 2019 WEEE recycling targets which are 12% higher than the amount of household WEEE collected by compliance schemes in 2018. The higher targets are required to meet EU requirements but given the UK failed to meet 2018 targets, are these new WEEE recycling targets achievable? EU WEEE targets The UK…

Wiser’s Huddersfield WEEE recycling facility gains ISO certification

Wiser Recycling has obtained ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certification for its Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The environmental, quality and health & safety management system cover the full operations of the Huddersfield facility which include lamp recycling and CRT (cathode ray tube) recycling as well as reuse and…

Wiser Recycling FORS certification renewed

Wiser Recycling has had its bronze accreditation to the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) renewed. Run by Transport for London, the scheme aims to improve fleet management, particularly in the areas of safety, compliance and environmental management. Wiser Recycling underwent an extensive audit to ensure that the company’s transport policies and procedures demonstrated good practice…

Free lamp waste collections in North, South and East of England

Wiser Recycling is providing free lamp waste collections for all types of lamps including fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescent tubes (CFLs – low energy lamps), street lamps, LEDs and halogen lamps. Free lamp waste collections Wiser Recycling provides cost effective, responsive and reliable lamp waste collections across England, whether you have 10 or 10,000 lamps. The…

Wiser ISO and OHSAS certifications expanded and renewed

Wiser Group’s management system certifications have been renewed until 2022 and expanded to incorporate Wiser Training and its WAMITAB approved assessment centre. Extensive audit of integrated management system Extensively audited by ISOQAR, the group retains ISO 14001 (environmental management system), ISO 9001 (quality management system) and OHSAS 18001 (occupational health & safety management systems) for…

Transport Supervisor appointed as operations expand

Wiser Recycling has appointed a Transport Supervisor to oversee the company’s day-to-day transport activities. This new post has been created to ensure that Wiser Recycling can maintain the highest level of service delivery and compliance as the business, and the volume of collections, is growing. The appointment follows the expansion of the company’s operations with…