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.

Wiser Recycling's new Thetford facility for waste electrical and electric equipment (WEEE)

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 local authorities and compliance schemes, It also provides a more central location for our East of England operations, reducing collection times, fuel usage and associated carbon emissions.

Focus on maximising reuse as well as recycling

With a focus on maximising reuse as well as recycling, the new 30,000 sq ft facility contains an extensive testing and repair area. We are currently separating fridges, TV and gaming equipment for reuse and will imminently expand to include large appliances and certain small appliances.

Investing in new capabilities

Our existing Norfolk recycling operations have been relocated from Hockwold including our lamp recycling plant, TV dismantling and a cathode ray tube (CRT) line for monitors and television screens.

We plan to install a new small appliance process to replace our award-winning Smash Boom Bang plant that was destroyed in the fire at our previous St Ives facility. With space on our hands and growing demand for our services, we are also looking to invest in flat screen TV plant and confidential electronic data destruction.

Additional facilities

Having lost our St Ives facility to the fire, the new Thetford facility features extensive fire suppression and control equipment. The site also houses a private weighbridge, offices, welfare facilities, storage and a first aid room.

Managing Director Russell Hirst says: “We are delighted to announce the opening of this new facility. It gives us a great space to expand our reuse and recycling capabilities and the potential to grow our East of England business. We have always taken a novel approach to processing and now with the first phase of development completed, we are exploring new, creative ways to further maximise the financial, environmental and social value of the materials and components we process.”

Wiser Recycling first announced its plans to open the facility in May.

Inside view of Wiser Recycling's facility for waste electrical and electronic equipment in Thetford, Norfolk

Come and have a look around!

We would love to welcome you to our new site. If you would be interested in visiting our facility and seeing what happens to the waste electrical and electronic equipment we collect and process, please contact us.