Recycling scheme reapproved


Staff at a Redruth-based recycling company are celebrating news that it is one of only 32 companies in the country to have renewed a crucial Environment Agency licence.

The licence safeguards jobs at The Electronic Waste Company by allowing it to continue operating what is known as a compliance scheme.

Compliance schemes are part of European regulations designed to ensure that companies bear the cost of collecting, treating and recycling waste electronic equipment.

All businesses which produce, sell or import electrical goods are obliged by law to join a compliance scheme.

Since 2007, The Electronic Waste Company has operated the only scheme in the south west, A1 Compliance.

Now, the Environment Agency has renewed The Electronic Waste Company’s licence, allowing it to operate the Compliance Scheme from 2010 to 2013.

Damian Lambkin, The Electronic Waste Company’s CEO, said: “The renewal of this licence is terrific news for The Electronic Waste Company and the region. It will safeguard up to 12 jobs and we have recently employed another two drivers and administration assistant to help with the current work loads. Importantly, it means peace of mind for companies in the south west which are members of our scheme; they know that their legal obligations will be met through to 2013.”