UK electronics recycler makes acquisition

Environcom acquires Overton Recycling out of administration.

January 22, 2014
RTGE Staff
Electronics Legislation & Regulations

Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling firm Environcom, based in the United Kingdom, has acquired fellow U.K. WEEE recycler Overton Recycling from administration.

Environcom says the acquisition will enhance its position in the WEEE recycling industry, adding a third site and increased processing capacity.

“We’re delighted to have acquired Overton Recycling, which will not only increase Environcom’s processing capacity, but will also secure key recycling jobs in the industry,” says Sean Feeney, Environcom’s CEO. “We’re looking forward to bringing [Overton] into the Environcom fold and becoming part of our philosophy to do the right thing with WEEE so it doesn’t cost the Earth.”

Environcom currently operates two other WEEE recycling facilities, including one in its headquarters city of Grantham, England, which it describes as “one of the largest and most advanced in Europe, comprising the latest technology aimed at achieving high levels of WEEE recycling, recovery and reuse.” The facility has a capacity of 100,000 metric tons. The company’s second site in north London is capable of processing up to 75,000 WEEE items per year.