WEEE Tuesday 9 February 2016


With the latest news on issues affecting the WEEE sector. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items.


A methodology for the 2015 compliance fee will be unveiled from next week 26 January 2016

BIS to approve WEEE compliance fee for 2015


The Department for Business (BIS) has confirmed that it will be setting a WEEE compliance fee for 2015, and will reveal next week the methodology that will be used to determine the level of the fee. The announcement from BIS comes...

A fridge flytipped in the district of Lichfield 20 January 2016

Council warns over rise in fridge fly-tipping


Rules governing the depollution of end of life fridges and freezers appear to be a factor in an increased number of the white goods being fly-tipped, according to one local authority in the West Midlands. Lichfield district ...

weee recycling components 4 December 2015

EEE surge could make for rising 2016 WEEE target


Collections of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) are on track for the UK to meet its recycling target for 2015, but a surge in the volume of new products placed onto the market could make future targets harder to meet.

Wood_Stack 1 December 2015

EA proposes stricter wood and WEEE fire regulations


Tighter restrictions on maximum stack sizes for waste wood and separation distances for WEEE piles have been set out in updated Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) guidance by the Environment Agency. Published as part of a three-month...

A methodology for the 2015 compliance fee will be unveiled from next week 30 November 2015

Councils see decline in tenders for WEEE


Councils have reported that competitive tendering for WEEE from civic amenity sites has reduced since changes were made to laws governing the collection of e-waste. Devon county council is one of a number of authorities who ...

WEEE presented for export by Daniels Recycling. (Image: Environment Agency) 24 November 2015

Daniels Recycling prosecuted for African WEEE export


The directors of Warrington-based Daniels Recycling, who pleaded guilty last week to illegally exporting electrical waste to West Africa, have criticised the Environment Agency for its handling of the case. Daniels Recycling Ltd ...

shredder yard uk 23 November 2015

Scrap metal moving despite price pressure


Metal recyclers are seeing prices in ferrous grades still failing to rise significantly from recent lows in value although material is described as “continuing to move”. However, falls in the copper price are adding to ...

Sean Feeney1 9 November 2015

Feeney steps down as Environcom chief executive


Environcom chief executive Sean Feeney is to move on from the day-to-day running of the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling business, the company has confirmed. Mr Feeney, a former Tesco and Dixons ...

still_will_inerview_phil_morton 4 November 2015

Morton: WEEE costs will react to commodity prices


Producers of electrical goods could have to pay more to comply with rules governing the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) if commodity prices continue to drop, the head of a WEEE compliance scheme has suggested.

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