Mercury Recycling has initiated a significant expansion of its recycling services in anticipation of the implementation of the WEEE Directive later this year. The expansion programme has included major investment which has increased the company’s capabilities in terms of volume, scope of service and geographical coverage.
Mercury Recycling has already led the way in the UK in the specialised field of recycling of discharge lamps and tubes and operates one of the few facilities able to recover and recycle all components of these lamps including the distillation of mercury for recycling.
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.
A key part of the Mercury service is the 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.