WEEE Saturday 16 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 ...


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23 March 2018

More than 60% of WEEE schemes back £3.50 fee


Defra has officially confirmed that a £3.50 per tonne ‘flat-rate’ compliance fee will be set for 2017, after a consultation showed that 19 of the 30 responding compliance schemes backed the proposals. Of the 30 respondents, ...

22 March 2018

EA unveils new charging regime


The Environment Agency has published a new charging scheme for regulatory permits and services which it claims will ensure businesses cover the costs of services rather than the public. And, the

16 March 2018

WasteCare calls for higher WEEE target


WasteCare Group has called on Defra to increase the 2018 WEEE collection targets in order to “drive WEEE into the formal collection system”. The company, which operates the WeeeCare producer compliance scheme as well as an...

16 March 2018

Liverpool charity gets WEEE reuse funding boost


A charity from Liverpool has received funding to increase the reuse of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in the city. CREATE UK has been awarded the funding – totalling £25,000 – from the WEEE Local Project ...

15 March 2018

WEEE processors critical of proposed 2018 targets


WEEE plant operators have criticised the proposed targets for the collection of Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in 2018 and have called for higher target levels to be introduced. The AATF Forum, which ...

9 March 2018

AO Recycling awarded WEEE certification


The large domestic appliance reprocessing plant, operated by AO Recycling – which is part of online retail giant AO.com – has been awarded the WEEELABEX certification. WEEELABEX standards are the world's first Europe-wide ...

8 March 2018

Defra consults on lower WEEE target rates


Defra-set targets for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) look likely to be lower in 2018 than last year. The proposed reduction comes on the back of official statistics which showed that UK ...

5 March 2018

Firms sentenced over 2011 Surrey dust explosion


WEEE recycler Ereco EMEA and dust extraction systems business Paramount Waste Extraction have been fined in a case brought over an explosion at Ereco’s Lingfield, Surrey site in 2011. Ereco EMEA Corporation Ltd had pleaded ...

2 March 2018

2017 WEEE collection target missed


Statistics published by Defra have suggested that the 2017 collection target for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has been missed, with compliance schemes expecting a ‘seven figure’ compliance fee. However, ...