WHAT'S NEW:

Reducing Red Tape
The Government is consulting on changes to the battery and packaging regulations designed to reduce red tape. The proposed changes include removing the obligation on schemes to have operational plans and allowing, changing the rules on who can sign off battery data reports and removing the obligation for battery recyclers to obtain independent audit reports.

The consultation runs until 22 May and can be found
https://consult.defra.
gov.uk/waste/producer
-responsibility-consultation
Government sets 2015 WEEE Targets
BIS, the department responsible for the WEEE Regulations has set the WEEE recycling target for 2015. Overall the target has been increased by around 3% to 507 thousand tonnes. This is the amount of waste electrical equipment that Producers (via their compliance schemes) are required to recycle in 2015.
2014 WEEE target has been met
Figures on the government website have confirmed that the UK met the 2014 recycling target. The figures can be found on https://www.gov.uk/
government/statistics/
waste-electrical-and
-electronic-equipment
-in-the-uk-2013

Producer compliance for the WEEE Regulations

The WEEE regulations were introduced in 2007 and cover a wide range of electrical products, from washing machines to watches, toys, televisions and almost all electrical products for use in home or business. Under the regulations businesses that place EEE on the market (either by importing or manufacturing it) must fund its collection and recycling when it becomes waste.

All producers placing EEE on the market must register and report the weight and type of equipment they supply. Producers placing more than 5 tonnes on the market must also fund the recycling of waste electrical equipment. WEEEComply can take on the legal responsibility for meeting the requirements of the regulations.

If you are unsure if you are affected by the regulations, look the Regulations pages of this website, or contact us for more information.

The Regulations

The WEEE regulations were introduced in 2007 and cover a wide range of electrical products, from washing machines to watches, toys, televisions and almost all electrical products for use in home or business. Under the regulations businesses that place EEE on the market (either by importing or manufacturing it) must fund its collection and recycling when it becomes waste.

The law requires such Producers join approved Producer Compliance Schemes who then register members with the Environment Agency, submit data on the weight of equipment placed on the market, and carry out the collection and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment on behalf of members.

If you are unsure if you are affected by the regulations, look the Regulations pages of this website, or contact us for more information.

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Batteries

If you are placing electrical equipment containing batteries on the UK market you may need to register as a Battery Producer. We are working with a leading battery recycler to offer hassle free battery compliance to WEEEComply members.

Producer placing more than 1 tonne of batteries on the market each year must join a battery compliance scheme. The regulations affect both battery manufacturers and companies importing equipment containing batteries.

See our battery pages for more details.

The Prismm Group

WEEEComply is part of the Prismm Group of companies, which includes Prismm Ltd and Complypak.

Prismm is a facilities and waste handling company with expertise in waste material markets and producer responsibility regulations. Prismm can meet all of your waste and recycling requirements and comply with all relevant waste and environmental regulations.

Complypak is a approved packaging compliance scheme. If you are obligated under the packaging regulations, have a look at the Complypak website. See links for more information.

“We found the WEEE regulations daunting and confusing. The help and advice we received from WEEE comply, ensured that the introduction of this legislation ran smoothly and without a problem. The ongoing service and support has been excellent...great work guys!”

Steve Longmore
Operations Director

Novatech UK Ltd