A specialist recycling firm has initiated a significant expansion of its recycling services in anticipation of the Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive which comes into force July 1.
The WEEE directive aims to minimise the impact of electrical and electronic goods on the environment, by increasing re-use and recycling and reducing the amount of WEEE going to landfill.
Mercury Recycling chairman Bryan Neill said: Due to customer demand and the success of its recently launched recycling service, Mercury Recycling, announced the launch of its new WEEE Recycling Service, which will also handle small WEEE.
The nationwide service will offer WEEE collections direct from businesses and will provide a range of containers specially designed to meet clients requirements.
Mercury Recycling specialises in recycling discharged lamps and tubes and is set to expand its programme, in terms of volume, scope of service and geographical coverage.
The company is one of the few operators that offer facilities able to retrieve and recycle components from lamps including the distillation of mercury.
More recently, the company has been able to offer battery recycling facilities and now intends to increase the scope of services to cover other items covered under the WEEE directive.
One of the key features available will be its ability to collect waste from customers properties and transport it in compliance with relevant legislation, so the logistics arm of the operation has also been broadened to widen geographical coverage.