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Shore snapped up by Viridor

Viridor waste management has acquired a Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling company, Shore Recycling, for £23 million to expand its waste management activities. Shore Recycling is based in Perth, Scotland and has WEEE recycling facilities in Manchester and St Helens.

Viridor external affairs manager Dan Cooke told MRW: WEEE is an area that is expanding significantly and this acquisition presents an opportunity for us [Viridor] to go forward. It is in line with our other recent acquisitions in the recycling sector.

With the recent implementation of the WEEE Directive Viridor believe that WEEE recycling will offer opportunities for growth, particularly for volumes of material from local authority clients.

The acquisition comes at a time when Viridor has recently announced that it has collected over 8kg per head on average across its nine Waste Disposal Authority (WDA) contracts comprising of 97 Designated Collection Facilities (DCF).

Managing director Mike Hellings said: The UKs waste strategies demand ever increasing levels of recycling, particularly now in the area of WEEE.

This acquisition fits with Viridors strategy of expanding its materials recycling capacity, particularly where there are synergies with existing assets.

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