We Care More
Recycling the AO Way
AO Recycling is one of the UK’s biggest recyclers of fridges and other Large Domestic Appliances (LDAs). We make would-be waste great again, by turning these old fridges, washing machines, tumble dryers and dishwashers into valuable resources.
Appliances that have reached the end of their life are given the full AO Recycling treatment – they’re broken apart and sorted into their constituent metals, plastics and insulation foam at our state-of-the-art plant in Shropshire.
Since 2014, all newer fridges in the UK which contain pentane gases have been classed as hazardous waste. This means they cannot be recycled until the potentially flammable gases have been safely removed, along with refrigerant and oil contained in the fridge motor.
AO Recycling was set up to carry out the large scale recycling of fridges and domestic appliances such as washing machines, tumble driers and dishwashers, sometimes known as WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment).
AO against ordinary
At AO we challenge the Ordinary. We rewrote the rule book and do things differently. We want to do things right. It can always be done better. This means thinking in unconstrained ways and leaving the ordinary behind.
Why We Care
Wherever possible, machines are repaired and refurbished for resale. Nothing is wasted. Safe, responsible, sustainable – it’s what we do.