Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
The goods covered by the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations fall into the following categories:
WEEE includes equipment that has a wind-up or solar mechanism, or that runs on batteries. From 1 January 2014, solar panels, solar panel systems and batteries are covered by the WEEE Regulations.
There is an alternative take back scheme for solar panels
The regulations do not apply to:
The WEEE Regulations apply to finished products. Components, sub-assemblies, consumables and spares are usually exempt. However, accessories, such as headphones, computer keyboards, antennas and connecting cables, are classed as WEEE if they do not have a function by themselves and are only used with another product.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
Read more on the DAERA website
The NetRegs team at SEPA, in partnership with The Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs. More are coming! Check the available topics
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