GAP Group to invest £15m in Glenfarg fridge recycling plant

GAP Group to invest £15m in Glenfarg fridge recycling plant

Peter Moody

GAP Group is to invest £15 million in building a fridge recycling plant at the Binn Eco Park in Glenfarg, near Perth.

The company, which already operates a similar plant in Gateshead, said the facility will be one of the most technologically advanced fridge recycling and processing facilities in the world.

The facility will have capacity to recycle more than 24,000 tonnes of waste electrical equipment every year — the equivalent of more than 650,000 fridges — and could be up and running within 18 months of approval.

The Binn Eco Park is a 62 acre eco-park site which is already home to a number of green energy and environmental businesses.

Peter Moody, group chief executive of GAP Group, said: “Scotland has always been a key part of our business and we have provided services to the Borders region for over 15 years.

“We are very excited to be launching the next phase of our planned expansion in Scotland and take our responsibilities as ecologically committed and ethical green recycling pioneers very seriously.

“With this in mind I’m delighted that we will be working closely with Binn Group at their site outside Perth and I’m looking forward to a long and happy working relationship with a like minded organisation with a proven track record of excellence in the waste management sector.”

Brian Harkins, managing director at Binn Group, added: “This development holds immense significance for our organisation as it enhances our environmental sustainability capabilities at our Eco Park site.

“It also underscores Scotland’s capacity to responsibly recycle thousands of tonnes of WEEE to the highest (WEEELABEX) standards, reaffirming our commitment to an environmentally sustainable future and representing a significant step toward a carbon-zero economy.”

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