WEEE Thursday 25 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.


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 ...

8 October 2018

AO.com extends fridge recycling plant


Online electricals retailer AO.com has announced that it will open a new ‘mobile fridge’ recycling plant at its facility in Telford. The company says it will now be able to process absorption fridges, often referred to as ...

2 October 2018

AATF Forum to enter race for WEEE Funds


The AATF Forum has said it will be applying for funding from the WEEE Fund for a project to investigate the increasing gap between electrical goods placed on the market and that collected. The Approved Authorised Treatment ...

21 September 2018

REPIC publishes WEEE target method research


WEEE compliance scheme Repic has today (21 September) published a new way for calculating the target setting for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment in the UK. The possible approach has been produced by the...

18 September 2018

WEEE projects ‘fast-tracked’ for Fee funding


Two projects have been fast-tracked for funding worth nearly £1 million as part of a payout of money raised last year through the WEEE Compliance Fee. The largest project will be led by the Industry Council for Electronics ...

6 September 2018

Amey and Recycling Lives in WEEE work at prison


Amey has announced a new partnership giving offenders the opportunity to develop “vital work skills” as they recycle television sets from the company’s household waste recycling centres (HWRCs). The partnership – between ...