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Consultation on WEEE Compliance Fee Methodology 2017

The Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs have published a UK-wide consultation on proposals around the setting of a WEEE compliance scheme.

The UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 establish a system in which producers of equipment are required to finance the cost of collection, treatment, recovery and recycling of WEEE arising from private households. The Regulations establish a system of annual collection targets that are imposed on Producer Compliance Schemes (PCSs). The Secretary of State has discretionary powers to approve a compliance methodology as an alternative form of compliance payable by PCSs that fail to achieve their target.

This consultation contains two proposals from external organisations for compliance fee methodology and administer for 2017.

Your comments are invited on whether the Secretary of State should set a compliance fee for 2017 and if so the extent to which each of the proposals meet the published evaluation criteria.

Who will the consultation be of interest too?

The consultation will be of interest to producers of electrical and electronic equipment, approved Producer Compliance Schemes, WEEE treatment facilities, waste management companies, electrical re-use organisations and local authorities.


The consultation closes on Wednesday 01 December 2017.

Any compliance fee methodology and compliance fee scheme operator approved by the Secretary of State will be announced by mid-February 2018. This will allow sufficient time for PCSs to pay a compliance fee (should one be approved) and include evidence of payment with their Declaration of Compliance by the deadline of 31 March 2018.

Further Information

Defra on GOV.UK https://consult.defra.gov.uk/environmental-quality/weee-compliance-2017/

Consultation on WEEE Compliance Fee Methodology 2017

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