WEEE Wednesday 28 September 2016
(l-r) Mark Burrows-Smith and Philip Morton 26 September 2016

Former Viridor director to replace Repic’s Morton

Philip Morton is to retire as the chief executive of the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) producer compliance scheme Repic – with former Viridor operations director Mark Burrows-Smith to step in as his replacement.


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Fire crews attended the site shortly after 14:00 yesterday afternoon 6 September 2016

Building destroyed after fire at Wiser WEEE site


A fire at Wiser Recycling’s waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) processing facility on the Caxton Road industrial unit in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, has caused major damage to a buidling on the site. The facility, ...

A greater proportion of large domestic appliances have been collected for recycling under the WEEE system than during previous quarters, data has suggested 5 September 2016

Agency to act over 20,000-tonne WEEE data discrepancy


The Environment Agency has confirmed that it is working to address a discrepancy in waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collection data, which was published last week for the first half of 2016.

SEaB Energy implementation at Continente Portugal 2 September 2016

News in Brief (02/09/16)


With news on: Mayor of London to showcase UK waste tech in US; Welsh Assembly Member takes up waste management issues; REPIC hits milestone in WEEE recycling, and; Stockport council praises residents at recycling centre open day

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£46,000 of WEEE research funding on offer


Stakeholders are being invited to submit suggestions for how £46,000 raised via the WEEE compliance fee could be utilised to boost collections of waste electricals. A total of £27,000 collected through the 2015 compliance fee ...

The fire at Environcom's WEE recycling site near Dudley in the West Midlands 8 August 2016

Environcom’s Stourbridge WEEE site hit by fire


Firefighters tackled a blaze in a storage yard at Environcom’s waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) processing site at Stourbridge yesterday afternoon (August 7). The site, which used to be run by fridge processor ...

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Defra calls for 2016 WEEE fee proposals


Guidance has been issued for organisations seeking to submit proposals for a waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) compliance fee methodology that will help to determine how the fee is set for 2016. And, Defra has ...

The Environment Agency said that vehicles that TLC Recycling had claimed had been used to collect WEEE had been recorded as being in different places at the same time 18 July 2016

WEEE fraudster handed seven-year prison sentence


A man convicted of committing waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) evidence fraud worth up to £2.2 million was handed a seven year and six month jail sentence at Leeds Crown Court on Friday (July 15).

A shift in the demand for WEEE evidence has led to changes in the market for WEEE from local authority sites 22 June 2016

Demand change in WEEE market hits council collections


A fall in demand for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) evidence has impacted on the collection of material from local authority civic amenity sites. As a consequence of the demand change, Bexley council is believed ...

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Councils should ‘exploit’ HWRC trade waste income


Local authorities should seek to ‘exploit’ the financial opportunity presented by accepting trade waste at household waste recycling centres (HWRCs), a waste consultant has claimed. The comments came from Paul Morgan, ...

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