WEEE Tuesday 25 June 2019
13 June 2019

AO Recycling to open fridge plastics plant

Online electrical retailer AO, through its recycling arm AO Recycling, is to open a recycling facility for WEEE plastics located close to its existing fridge plant at Telford. AO says that the new four-acre site will allow it to...


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21 June 2019

Merseyside BeBatterySavvy HWRC campaign launches


A campaign asking members of the public to separate batteries from electrical items at Merseyside household waste recycling centres has launched this week. The campaign, which has been dubbed ‘BeBatterySavvy’ is part of an ...

4 June 2019

Q1 WEEE data points to target ‘challenge’


Collections of household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) appear to be on an upward trend compared to previous quarters, figures published this week have suggested. However, collections may still not be occurring ...

3 June 2019

Northern Compliance due in court over WEEE fee


The WEEE compliance scheme at the centre of a legal dispute, over a failure to meet its recycling obligation in 2017, is to appear in court later this month under the WEEE Regulations. Northern Compliance, the waste electrical and...

24 May 2019

Viridor fined £133,000 over WEEE plant worker injury


Waste and resources firm Viridor has been fined £133,000 after a worker’s hand was injured by ‘defective’ hydraulic cutters at the company’s WEEE recycling facility in St Helens, Merseyside. Proceedings were brought ...

15 May 2019

Harrogate council in battery warning after RCV fire


Harrogate borough council has issued a reminder to residents not to dispose of lithium ion batteries within mixed dry recyclable waste, following a small fire in a recycling collection vehicle this week. The incident occurred ...

7 May 2019

‘Unreported’ WEEE in spotlight of research project


Research into ‘unreported’ recycling of waste electricals, believed to take place outside of the official WEEE system, will be concluded by the end of 2019. The work will be carried out by a team of researchers from the ...

1 May 2019

Agency continues investigation into 2017 WEEE non-compliance


The Environment Agency has confirmed that it is continuing an investigation into a WEEE compliance scheme – Northern Compliance – over its failure to meet its recycling obligation in 2017. The information was disclosed in a ...

30 April 2019

MBA Polymers acquires automotive plastics recycler


Plastics reprocessor MBA Polymers UK has today (30 April) announced the acquisition of Dover-based automotive plastics recycler, PPR Wipag. Formed in 1995, PPR Wipag specialises in the processing of post-industrial plastics from ...

29 April 2019

Merseyside pilot project to address Li-Ion battery fires


Merseyside residents taking small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) items to HWRCs this summer will be asked to sort them into one of three bins, as part of a pilot project to tackle fires arising at WEEE recycling sites.