WEEE Thursday 14 November 2019
18 October 2019

WEEE compliance fee consultation begins

Defra has launched a consultation on options for this year’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliance fee. As in 2018, proposals for the fee have been put forward by the compliance scheme Valpak and the Joint ...


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


16 October 2019

Kerbside WEEE collections expand in London


Kerbside Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) collections are expanding across London as local authorities in Bromley and Waltham Forest begin new waste collection contracts. The new kerbside services are intended ...

14 October 2019

Councils need not worry over DRS, says shadow minister


EXCLUSIVE: Local authorities should not be concerned about losing money if a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) is implemented, Labour’s Shadow Waste and Recycling Minister has told letsrecycle.com. He also supports ...

8 October 2019

Recolight CEO arrested at Extinction Rebellion protests


Nigel Harvey – CEO of the Recolight compliance scheme and chair of the WEEE Scheme Forum – has been arrested at the London Extinction Rebellion protests. The arrest took place at 4.08pm yesterday at Trafalgar Square, one ...

7 October 2019

AO tops fridge recycling report


The fridge recycling plant operated by electrical retailer AO.com in Telford has come out on top of a report looking at treatment standards, and in particular gasses, at fridge reprocessing facilities in England and Wales. The ...

2 October 2019

EU adopts new eco-design measures for electricals


The European Commission have adopted new eco-design measures in an effort to make electrical products last longer and reduce energy consumption in products sold across the EU. The Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Package aims to ...

2 October 2019

Agency’s POPs letter puts WEEE reuse in question


WEEE collectors and processors are digesting the implication of new guidance on the handling of WEEE plastics to minimise the risks posed by persistent organic pollutants (POPs). It is likely that the guidance will result in a ...

1 October 2019

Northern Compliance to pay out over WEEE regs breach


A company that failed to meet its obligations under the WEEE Regulations has been ordered to pay £50,900 in compensation at a court hearing last week.  The order was issued at South Tyneside Magistrates Court last Tuesday (24 ...

27 September 2019

WEEE conference hears youth message on plastics


The importance of practical ways in which the environment can be helped in terms of preventing plastics pollution in the seas, was raised by a young speaker at the annual WEEE conference in London this week. Delegates to the event...

26 September 2019

WEEE Regs review expected imminently


A review of the existing WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) Regulations is expected to be outlined in the coming months, a Defra official said this week. The comment came from Graeme Vickery – senior policy advisor...

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