WEEE Wednesday 24 April 2019
1 April 2019

Waste industry looks to tackle Lithium-Ion battery fires

Sector-led guidance is being drafted to assist waste management companies in handling lithium ion batteries to prevent fires at waste sites. Both the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and the AATF (Approved Authorised ...


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


4 April 2019

News in brief (04/04/2019)


With news on: Welsh minister highlights DRS consultation; Viridor and Forest Holidays strike waste deal; Zero Waste Scotland launches food scheme; ‘Global action’ required to solve e-waste challenge

4 April 2019

Valpak takes on Shropshire WEEE contract


Valpak has agreed a two-year contract with Shropshire council for the collection and treatment of household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from the county. The deal sees Valpak manage all household WEEE sourced ...

28 March 2019

‘Challenging’ 2019 WEEE targets confirmed


Producer compliance schemes will need to collect an additional 58,000 tonnes of WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) to meet targets for 2019 – Defra has revealed. Target levels for 2019 were confirmed yesterday – ...

13 March 2019

Defra consults on mandatory WEEE PBS options


Defra is consulting on two options for a mandatory waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) producer compliance scheme balancing system (PBS). Competing proposals have been put forward by the WEEE Schemes Forum and another...

4 March 2019

Yorkshire WEEE site fire ‘caused by battery’


South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has suggested that a fire at a WEEE recycling site near Mexborough yesterday (March 3) was caused by a “battery catching fire”. The service was called to a fire on the site owned by ...

4 March 2019

Defra data confirms WEEE collections shortfall


Targets for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) have been missed for the second consecutive year, data published on Friday (1 March) by Defra has confirmed. The data for the final quarter of 2018 ...

28 February 2019

WEEE targets ‘challenging’, say schemes


Funding from the WEEE compliance fee may not come soon enough to increase WEEE collections enough to meet higher collection targets, it has been suggested. Defra published its proposed targets for 2019 this week – which will ...

28 February 2019

Defra proposes WEEE target hike


Defra has told producer compliance schemes that they may need to achieve a 12% increase in the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) to meet targets in 2019. Details of the proposed targets for 2019 were ...

25 February 2019

Fire extinguished at Viridor’s St Helens WEEE plant


Drone footage shows efforts to tackle a fire in the yard at Viridor’s St Helens WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) processing site, which broke out in the early hours of Saturday (23 February) morning. The incident...