Electrical Recycling

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Electrical and electronic products are an indispensable part of modern life. They are made up of hundreds of different materials created on automated production lines.

This complex componentry can make recycling Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) extremely challenging.

To meet this challenge, we have invested in state-of-the-art facilities in Scotland and the North West. These plants treat all types of WEEE including TVs, fridges, computers and all other domestic appliances. This equipment should never end up in landfill. Untreated the materials can be harmful and when correctly recycled they can be very valuable.   

Giving new life to your unwanted electricals

Our WEEE processing lines work like factories in reverse. Products that cannot be simply repaired and reused are processed by a combination of smart technology and smart people.

We collect WEEE from Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) and other approved locations, and accept deliveries via various road haulage contractors. We also work in partnership with companies and councils as trade waste customers for their own WEEE.

Nearly one million tonnes of WEEE is discarded in the UK each year. We manage our own facilities, which recover 90% of the inputs they process ready to go back into manufacture and manage the sale of these materials through our in-house trading arm, Viridor Resource Management, so you can be confident in knowing where your recycling ends up.

Each site operates under the highest quality, environmental, energy efficiency, and health and safety standards – certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001 and OHSAS 18001 respectively. 

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If you would like to see how we can help you to recycle more, contact us to get a quote or enter your postcode to speak to somebody at your local depot.


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