The UK WEEE Regulations . What do I need to do?. Outline. Objectives of the WEEE Regulations What is WEEE An overview of the WEEE system Definitions and obligations Producers and importers Retailers and distributors Timetable of key dates in 2007 Further information. Objectives.
What do I need to do?
Waste electrical equipment is one of the UK’s fastest growing waste streams, with over 2 million tonnes generated last year.
WEEE returned by consumers to designated collection facilities or in-store takeback
Producer compliance schemes arrange collection, treatment and recycling
Producers finance treatment of a share of WEEE arising in proportion to their market share (by weight)
e.g. if 100T of IT equipment is deposited, a producer with a 10% market share must finance the recycling of 10T
For new EEE, the producer is responsible for financing collection and treatment when it is disposed of
For historic EEE (sold before 13 August 2005) that is being replaced, the producer of the replacement item is responsible
For historic EEE not being replaced, the business end user is responsible
Producers can arrange takeback and treatment themselves or pay a compliance scheme to do itFinancing obligations
Take back old WEEE when selling a replacement item
Cannot charge for in-store takeback
Must be offered on all types of EEE sold
Mail order companies must offer free shipping to a collection point
Pass on collected WEEE to a compliance scheme for treatment
Distributor takeback scheme
Membership of the DTS discharges all distributor takeback obligations
The DTS will register and support a network of collection facilities around the country
Valpak Retail WEEE Services operates the DTSDistributor obligations - takeback