WEEE Tuesday 12 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.


24 September 2019

EMR and Currys PC World launch schools recycling campaign


Metal recycling business, EMR Metal Recycling, has partnered with the electrical retailer, Currys PC World, to launch a waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and metals recycling initiative in UK schools. ‘...

3 September 2019

Q2 WEEE data raises prospect of compliance fee


Data on the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) for the first half of 2019 suggests that recycling targets could be missed for the third consecutive year. Failure to meet the targets would result in a ...

2 September 2019

News in brief (02/09/19)


With news on: Gateshead tightens rules on HWRC permits; Iceland collects over 1m bottles with reverse vending machines; 75% of Britons 'don't repair' household appliances, and; MBA Polymers supports local recycling champion.

28 August 2019

More WEEE funding available for councils


Councils seeking to increase volumes of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collected via civic amenity sites have been offered £650,000 in funding, through the latest phase of the Distributor Takeback Scheme (DTS). ...

28 August 2019

WEEE fraudster has prison sentence extended


A man jailed for committing waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) evidence fraud has had an additional nine years added to his prison sentence for failure to pay back the proceeds of his crime. Terry Soloman Dugbo, 48, ...

21 August 2019

Study hints at ‘hoarding’ of WEEE by householders


Half of the UK’s households have at least one unused electrical item stored which could be recycled, according to a study by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The Society has used the study to highlight concern over the ...

19 August 2019

Funding boost for council kerbside WEEE collections


Around £3 million in funding has been made available to local authorities for initiatives aimed at boosting the recycling of small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) through kerbside collections. The funding is ...

9 August 2019

Industry groups concerned over Agency’s POPs approach


EXCLUSIVE: A potential crackdown on 'hazardous' waste plastic by the Environment Agency is causing alarm among processors of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The issue has prompted three prominent trade bodies...

23 July 2019

WEEE Schemes Forum option selected for PBS


WEEE – waste electrical and electronic equipment – compliance schemes have been informed of Defra’s decision over its preferred option for a mandatory PBS. The PBS – Producer Compliance Scheme Balancing System – is a ...

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