WEEE Thursday 21 February 2019
8 February 2019

WEEE fraudster ordered to pay back £1.3 million

A man jailed for committing waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) evidence fraud has been ordered to repay £1.3 million from the proceeds of his crime. Terence Soloman Dugbo, 48, is currently serving a seven-year and ...


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


30 May 2018

Sector gears up for NCAS and WEEE conferences


The waste and recycling sector is gearing up for two conference events which are taking place in June. Both the WEEE Conference, taking place on 6 June, and the National Civic Amenity Site/HWRC Conference, on 7 June, organised by...

21 May 2018

Defra opts for mandatory WEEE PBS


Defra has announced that it will amend the WEEE regulations to introduce a mandatory requirement for producer compliance schemes (PCSs) to be part of a Producer Balancing System (PBS). The government did say however, than any ...

4 May 2018

Viridor issues warning on gas canisters


Viridor is contacting more than 200 local authority civic amenity sites it services across the UK reminding them of the dangers gas canisters present. And, the waste management company will visit the waste disposal authorities...

30 April 2018

Minister opens ‘state-of-the-art’ fridge recycling plant


Environment minister Thérèse Coffey has opened what has been described as the UK’s largest fridge recycling plant, describing it as “significant step” in efforts to increase recycling of waste electricals. And, the company...

25 April 2018

‘Fake’ IT recyclers jailed for tax scam


Two businessmen have been jailed after stealing almost £145,000 in VAT and laundering money. Andrew Baddeley, 45, formerly of Greengate Road, Church Lawton, Stoke-on-Trent, and Douglas Brown, 55, of Springfield Avenue, Warrington...

12 April 2018

Gateshead fridge plant to open in September


Nearly £6 million in funding has been secured for a fridge recycling plant in Gateshead, which is due to be fully operational in September 2018. Gap Waste Management, which is part of the family firm, the Gap Group, has said it ...

10 April 2018

Concerns raised over WEEE scheme for HWRCs


Strong concerns over the system set up to ensure that waste electrical and electronic equipment is collected from civic amenity sites and HWRCs, have been raised by several businesses within the WEEE sector. The concerns come as ...

5 April 2018

WEEE subsistence fee: a letter from WEEE Light


The increased subsistence fee charges the Environment Agency announced last month has caused some debate in the WEEE sector, with Vince Eckerman, director of compliance scheme WEEE Light, writing about his concerns to the Environment Agency ...

26 March 2018

Environment Agency under fire over WEEE charges


WEEE lighting compliance scheme Recolight has criticised the decision by the Environment Agency last week to increase subsistence fee  charges. On Thursday, March 21 2018, the Environment Agency unveiled a new charging scheme ...