WEEE Tuesday 24 April 2018
10 April 2018

Concerns raised over WEEE scheme for HWRCs

Strong concerns over the system set up to ensure that waste electrical and electronic equipment is collected from civic amenity sites and HWRCs, have been raised by several businesses within the WEEE sector. The concerns come as ...


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


12 April 2018

Gateshead fridge plant to open in September


Nearly £6 million in funding has been secured for a fridge recycling plant in Gateshead, which is due to be fully operational in September 2018. Gap Waste Management, which is part of the family firm, the Gap Group, has said it ...

5 April 2018

WEEE subsistence fee: a letter from WEEE Light


The increased subsistence fee charges the Environment Agency announced last month has caused some debate in the WEEE sector, with Vince Eckerman, director of compliance scheme WEEE Light, writing about his concerns to the Environment Agency ...

26 March 2018

Environment Agency under fire over WEEE charges


WEEE lighting compliance scheme Recolight has criticised the decision by the Environment Agency last week to increase subsistence fee  charges. On Thursday, March 21 2018, the Environment Agency unveiled a new charging scheme ...

23 March 2018

More than 60% of WEEE schemes back £3.50 fee


Defra has officially confirmed that a £3.50 per tonne ‘flat-rate’ compliance fee will be set for 2017, after a consultation showed that 19 of the 30 responding compliance schemes backed the proposals. Of the 30 respondents, ...

22 March 2018

EA unveils new charging regime


The Environment Agency has published a new charging scheme for regulatory permits and services which it claims will ensure businesses cover the costs of services rather than the public. And, the

16 March 2018

WasteCare calls for higher WEEE target


WasteCare Group has called on Defra to increase the 2018 WEEE collection targets in order to “drive WEEE into the formal collection system”. The company, which operates the WeeeCare producer compliance scheme as well as an...

16 March 2018

Liverpool charity gets WEEE reuse funding boost


A charity from Liverpool has received funding to increase the reuse of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in the city. CREATE UK has been awarded the funding – totalling £25,000 – from the WEEE Local Project ...

15 March 2018

WEEE processors critical of proposed 2018 targets


WEEE plant operators have criticised the proposed targets for the collection of Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in 2018 and have called for higher target levels to be introduced. The AATF Forum, which ...

9 March 2018

AO Recycling awarded WEEE certification


The large domestic appliance reprocessing plant, operated by AO Recycling – which is part of online retail giant AO.com – has been awarded the WEEELABEX certification. WEEELABEX standards are the world's first Europe-wide ...

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