AO to open new recycling plant in Telford

One of the UK's biggest recycler's of fridges and other domestic appliances, AO has announced plans to create a new plastics recycling plant in Telford. This announcement is set to create 100 new jobs for local people. 

The new four-acre site will be built close to its existing main fridge recycling facility in Halesfield which local MP, Lucy Allan visited last year with Enviroment Minister, Thérèse Coffey MP. 

The new site will be AO’s third planned recycling facility in just 18 months and the ambition is for this new multi-million-pound investment to process all of the plastics collected at AO’s fridge recycling plants, refining them so that they are of a better quality, meaning they can be reused in other products, even to create new fridges.

The plant has already made a significant impact on UK recycling capacity, with 700,000 fridges expected to be recycled in its first full processing year or about one fifth of the 3.5 million appliances thrown away annually.


Lucy Allan said:

"I welcome this fantastic news which will not only be good for the enviroment, but will also create new jobs for local residents in Telford."