WEEE Friday 14 December 2018
5 December 2018

WEEE fee ‘likely’ as data shows collection shortfall

Latest collection data suggests that WEEE targets could be missed for a consecutive year – with the likelihood of a compliance fee being needed for some compliance schemes to meet their obligations. The latest figures for the ...

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4 December 2018

Defra to consult further on mandatory PBS

 

The producer compliance scheme balancing system – PBS – for WEEE schemes will not be made mandatory from the start of January 2019, as had been anticipated. This is so that the Department for Environment for Food and Rural ...

19 November 2018

Viridor retains WEEELABEX certification at St Helens plant

 

Viridor’s waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) reprocessing facility in St Helens, Merseyside has retained its WEEELABEX accreditation for the cooling process at the site. WEEELABEX standards are the Europe-wide ...

13 November 2018

£8 million WEEE Fund spending outlined

 

Money from the 2017 WEEE compliance fee will be distributed via an “evidenced-based approach”, the organisation overseeing the funding scheme has said. The compliance fee is made up of a pot of money paid for by Producer ...

6 November 2018

Hitting WEEE targets ‘becoming more difficult’

 

VIDEO REPORT: The UK will continuously miss its targets for the collection of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) without "more investment" in the recycling sector.  The investment warning comes ...

26 October 2018

AO.com begins council ‘mobile fridge’ collections

 

Online electrical retailer AO.com has begun to offer services to local authorities for the collection and recycling of ‘mobile fridges’ - typically from hotel rooms and caravans - as part of a bid to “cut stockpiles across the UK”.

19 October 2018

WEEE scheme counters Agency investigation

 

The Environment Agency has confirmed that it is investigating the compliance scheme Northern Compliance, after it failed to fulfil its household WEEE target for 2017. But, Northern Compliance – which is based in Gateshead and ...

19 October 2018

WEEE compliance fee consultation divides opinion

 

Two proposals have been issued for the 2018 WEEE compliance fee and both include measures to incentivise local authority collections. The proposals have been put out for consultation by the Department for Environment Food and ...

18 October 2018

Wiser Recycling opens AATF in Norfolk

 

Wiser Recycling has opened a new approved authorised treatment Facility (AATF) in Thetford, South West Norfolk to handle waste electrical equipment. The company said that the site expands its provision which sees it providing “...

9 October 2018

Charity ‘rescues’ over 800 fridges for re-use

 

A Liverpool-based charity has announced that its scheme has “saved” more than 850 fridges and freezers from scrap yards, and processed them for re-use. CREATE UK says the 876 fridges were taken from household recycling ...