Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment recycling firm Midex has launched a nationwide household free WEEE collection service.
Aldershot-based Midex collects WEEE such as computers, which are debulked, broken down into component parts and recycled.
Following the success of a trial to collect unwanted electrical and electronic goods from homes in the South of England, Midex has announced that it will want to roll the service out to the whole of the UK by Christmas. Midex will be using its WEEECollect.IT van service to collect the WEEE, to relieve the public of both hefty fees imposed by local authorities for picking up obsolete WEEE goods as well as the inconvenience of driving heavy items to the local tip.
Manager Chris Spooner told MRW that there was a gap in the market and said: It will be like the traditional rag and bone man but instead of ringing a bell we will be delivering leaflets to inform householders of our services.
We have been absolutely bowled over by the response we have been receiving from the public. Its incredible to see people standing outside waiting for the arrival of our van.
Spooner also said that profits will be small but Midex will create some 1,200 jobs by the end of 2009, comprising full time van drivers and leaflet droppers. While the firm will retain its Aldershot headquarters and processing facility, it anticipates opening new premises throughout the country as well as partnering with Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities.
Further information can be found at www.weeecollect.it