The pan-European solar recycling scheme PV Cycle has announced that it has opened a UK-based branch.

According to PV-Cycle, the new UK PV Cycle branch in Oswerty, Shropshire, will allow the scheme to ‘better serve UK-based PV value chain actors in their new waste treatment obligations and play a pivotal role in contributing to the current WEEE transposition process at a national level.’

The new branch will continue to make use of the association’s existing fixed collection points as well as the direct pick-up service. In addition, the UK office will work to ensure the legal compliance of ‘UK Producers and support distributors, wholesalers, retailers and any other value chain actors that do not fall under the WEEE Producer definition’.

Commenting on the new branch, Jan Clyncke, managing director at PV Cycle said: “We are now building upon our ability to offer attractive WEEE-compliance solutions to our existing members and to UK PV companies and module owners.

“With hundreds of collection points, certified waste transporters and specialised recycling partners, PV CYCLE is today's only fully operational take-back and recycling scheme for all types of PV technologies.”