WEEE Friday 21 October 2016
BIS has outlined proposals for the 2016 WEEE compliance fee 19 October 2016

JTA and Valpak submit WEEE fee proposals

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published details of the two proposals submitted to draw up a compliance fee methodology for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling in 2016. A ...


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Fridge reprocessing capacity is under increasing pressure, companies have reported 20 October 2016

Capacity squeeze puts fridge recycling under pressure


EXCLUSIVE: The Environment Agency has this week said that it will work with fridge reprocessors to address ‘storage difficulties’ arising at treatment facilities, in the face of growing fridge stockpiles. Capacity at the UK’...

essex-raid-container-crop 20 October 2016

WEEE and gas bottles discovered in Agency export raid


A cross-agency raid led by the Environment Agency at a storage site in Essex has uncovered waste items including gas bottles, fridges, PCs and televisions bound for illegal export, the Agency has claimed. The raid, which took ...

Viridor workers with the donation cheque 19 October 2016

News in brief (19/10/2016)


With news on: Vehicles checked in Environment Agency operation; New WEEE recycling banks for Derbyshire Dales; South Gloucestershire warns over securing waste in vehicles; South Cambridgeshire tackles throwaway culture, and; Viridor donates in ...

WEEE compliance schemes will collaborate on 'Regulation 34' requests to deal with WEEE from CA sites 10 October 2016

Compliance schemes to share WEEE Reg. 34 requests


EXCLUSIVE: A senior body representing waste disposal officers has backed the creation of a ‘producer compliance scheme balancing system’ by WEEE compliance schemes. The initiative, known as the ‘PBS’, has been set up by 23...

Phil Morton, chief executive of producer compliance scheme Repic 7 October 2016

Morton reflects on Repic ‘journey’


The departing chief executive of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) producer compliance scheme Repic has described his time at the helm of the organisation as a ‘fascinating journey’. Speaking exclusively to ...

Pairing up: VGG and Shanks collection vehicles 29 September 2016

Shanks and VGG merger terms agreed


The proposed merger by Shanks Group plc with Dutch and Belgian waste business the Van Gansewinkel Group (VGG) has moved closer after terms were agreed between the two parties. Completion is expected in December 2016. In a ...

(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.

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.

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