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Veolia recycles used gas cylinders

Veolia has launched an operation to recycle and recover pressurised gas cylinders.

A dedicated facility at the Empire Treatment Plant in Aldridge, West Midlands, removes and treats the contents of the cylinders in compliance with statutory and environmental requirements.

The facility receives cylinders from specialised facilities across the UK, arising from a range of sources including research facilities, industry, healthcare, universities and recycling centres.

The contents are extracted in a controlled environment, with the resultant gases being processed either through Veolia’s licensed chemical treatment facility or safely destroyed. Empty cylinders are then sent back to the original supplier or recycled if they cannot be returned.

Veolia chief operating officer Kevin Hurst said: “As a complete recycling and recovery solution, this new service represents a significant step forward for the treatment of pressurised gas cylinders. This in turn will help our customers safely deal with unwanted cylinders, and meet regulatory and environmental requirements.”

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