Enva receives permit for Scottish fridge recycling facility

Enva receives permit for Scottish fridge recycling facility

Enva has successfully completed the PPC (pollution, prevention control) permitting process with SEPA for its new WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) recycling facility in Perthshire, Scotland.

When it comes on-line later this summer the Enva facility will be the only fridge recycling plant in Scotland, providing enough domestic recycling capacity for all the country’s waste fridges. It will also have the capability to recycle over 10,000 tonnes a year of small domestic appliances such as kettles, toasters, vacuum cleaners, and coffee machines.

Commenting on this significant milestone Enva’s Director, Barry Phillips, said: “Firstly, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank SEPA for all their help and support in this process. This is now Enva’s fourth fully licensed fridge recycling facility providing our customers with genuine resilience and economy of scale. As Scotland’s only fridge recycling plant it is a critical piece of infrastructure providing much needed domestic recycling capability for local authorities and producer compliance schemes. In addition to its obvious environmental and commercial benefits the facility will provide additional skilled employment for the local community.”     

Enva’s £10m investment in the Perthshire facility will ensure it attains the highest possible recycling standards including a commitment to attain the independently audited WEEELABEX standard. Enva is currently installing the latest degassing, shredding, and recycling technologies at the site which will see over 98% of the fridges’ components, recovered and recycled. In doing so it will play an important role in supporting the development of a more circular Scottish economy.