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Plant to process refrigerators and WEEE

Shore Recycling of Perth has commissioned a plant capable of processing both refrigerators and WEEE.

Costing almost £5m, the MeWa unit features a 2.5-metre QZ frag chamber and can handle up to 800,000 fridges or 80,000 tonnes of WEEE per annum - or a proportion of both these streams.

The new plant joins a CRT splitting plant installed two years ago for the recovery of both leaded and unleaded glass from obsolete televisions and computers.

According to managing director Malcolm Todd, Shore Recycling has invested around £10m in its facility over the last four years and now boasts “one of the most integrated sites in the UK”.

Shore Recycling has used fridge contracts with the majority of Scotland’s local authorities and is already taking WEEE from several councils north of the border.

The company, which currently processes 300,000 to 400,000 fridges per annum, is also drawing feedstock from a number of councils in England following its acquisition last August of a collection/bulk-up facility in Manchester.

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