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WEEE environmental legislation

WEEE environmental legislation

This page provides links to the full text of key pieces of environmental legislation relating to waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The websites hosting the legislation may list amendments separately.

If you are setting up an environmental management system (EMS) for your business, you can use this list to start compiling your legal register. Your legal adviser or environmental consultant will be able to tell you if other environmental legislation applies to your specific business.

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Northern Ireland

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Charges) Regulations (Northern Ireland) SR 2014/202 Set the fees and charges for the registration and monitoring of Producer Compliance Schemes, Small Producers and Treatment or Export Facility Operators to be paid to the Department of the Environment under the WEEE Regulations 2013. They align fees and charges with those in England, Scotland and Wales. These 2014 regulations revoke 2006 WEEE charges regulations.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Waste Management Licensing) Regulations (Northern Ireland) SR 2006/519. Amends the Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 by providing exemptions for WEEE recovery operations.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 SI 3113

Aim to combat the rapid growth of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) and its impact on the environment due to its hazardous content. Measures are established for its treatment, reuse, recovery and recycling. From 1 January 2019, the scope of EEE covered by the Regulations changes, incorporating a wider range of products.

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations SI 2015 No 1968

Amends the 2013 Regulations by adjusting some of the financial obligations of producers and producer compliance schemes. Clarifies the meaning of “WEEE from private households” and the meaning of certain regulations.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations SI 2018/102

Amend the WEEE Regulations 2013 in order to make new provision for the collection, treatment, recovery and disposal of WEEE deposited at designated collection facilities and inserts a new reporting requirement relating to the amount of WEEE sent for treatment or for reuse outside the United Kingdom.

Scotland

Waste Management Licensing Amendment (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) (Scotland) Regulations SSI 2007/172. Amends the Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994 to allow granting or varying of waste management licences for WEEE and specifies technical competencies required for treating WEEE.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 SI 3113

Aim to combat the rapid growth of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) and its impact on the environment due to its hazardous content. Measures are established for its treatment, reuse, recovery and recycling. From 1 January 2019, the scope of EEE covered by the Regulations changes, incorporating a wider range of products.

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations SI 2015 No 1968

Amends the 2013 Regulations by adjusting some of the financial obligations of producers and producer compliance schemes. Clarifies the meaning of “WEEE from private households” and the meaning of certain regulations.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations SI 2018/102

Amend the WEEE Regulations 2013 in order to make new provision for the collection, treatment, recovery and disposal of WEEE deposited at designated collection facilities and inserts a new reporting requirement relating to the amount of WEEE sent for treatment or for reuse outside the United Kingdom.

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