FCC Environment Selects EnvironCom to Handle WEEE

Electronics recycler will process waste electrical and electronic equipment from FCC’s 60 local government authority sites.

December 4, 2012
Recycling Today Staff
Electronics Legislation & Regulations Municipal / IC&I

The recycling and resources firm FCC Environment, based in the U.K., has chosen the U.K.-based electronics recycling firm EnvironCom as its preferred partner for processing all the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) FCC collects across its 60 local government authority sites.

Through the partnership, all of the WEEE collected from sites serviced by FCC Environment will be sent for processing at one of EnvironCom’s two U.K. sites, located in Grantham, Lincolnshire and Edmonton, London. EnvironCom says that it already achieves more than a 15 percent reuse rate and is striving to increase this to 30 percent over the next several years.

As part of the agreement, EnvironCom started training FCC Environment’s staff on the proper handling of WEEE.

In a statement, Graeme Parkin, EnvironCom’s group commercial director, says, “We’re delighted to be working with FCC Environment and we know the partnership of our two companies can really make a difference to the way WEEE is perceived and dealt with at local authority sites. We share the mutual aim of doing the right thing with WEEE and with our expertise we know we can help FCC Environment achieve this.”