The project will see Enva continue its partnership with Andritz, one of the world’s leading providers of material separation and recovery technology providers. The Andritz solution will incorporate the latest degassing and storage equipment, the ADuro QZ shredder and separation technologies designed to capture a range of materials including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, polyurethane, and plastics. The nature of the shredder technology means any potentially hazardous components are left intact, so they can be managed without any negative impact on the environment. Once operational, the site will recycle and recover over 98% of a fridge’s components.
Scotland has not had any domestic fridge recycling capacity since Shore’s facility was closed following a fire in February 2023 and the redeveloped site will restore this essential solution for our customers. It will also provide an alternative to transporting waste fridges long distances to other parts of the UK for processing, which has significant commercial and environmental impacts.
The £10 million investment will enable Enva to attain the highest possible recycling standards. This will include ensuring that the new facility is accredited to the independently audited WEEELABEX standard.
In addition to having the potential to manage all Scotland’s waste fridges, the Perth facility will also be able to recycle over 10,000 tonnes a year of small domestic appliances such as kettles, toasters, vacuum cleaners, and coffee machines.