Europe's largest WEEE processing facility opens

A WEEE recycling centre has opened and according to the owners it's got the biggest capacity for waste in Europe.

Launched today (March 3)the £10M plant in Grantham has the capacity to treat more than 100,000 tonnes of waste a year, according to environCom.

Using four separate plants each specifically designed for different waste streams and treatment processes, the ten acre site can process all forms of WEEE waste including up to 100 fridges, 100 TVs and 180 large domestic appliances every hour.

environCom chief executive, Joe Quigley, said: "Our Grantham facility is state-of-the art.

"We've invested £10M in the most advanced technology and equipment to take into account current and future requirements.

"Our recycling capacity is competitive with the biggest facilities in Europe and we intend to maintain our leading position as we roll out our expansion plans, which include the establishment of a footprint across the UK and then into Europe."

Luke Walsh



Waste & resource management
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