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Cotswold District

Electricals

Where it is taken?

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) will go either to Bristol or Smethwick. The material is bulked up for onward shipment to Nottingham where it is pre-sorted over a picking line to remove hazardous components such as batteries and toner cartridges. Material is then shredded and the ferrous material removed. 

What happens to it?

The shredded material is then run to Long Marston (Stratford on Avon) for recovery of non-ferrous metals and further separation of plastics, wire and circuit boards.

Ferrous and non-ferrous metals are exported globally with wire and circuit boards exported for smelting to Canada or Japan.

End market

UK and Worldwide.

End products

Various materials to be used for new recycled products.

Page updated: 09/02/2022 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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