Category Archives: WEEE

01May

GDPR – We’re Ready, Are You?

Posted on 1st May, 2018

AssetCare, our IT data destruction division, recently hosted a seminar on the impact of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The seminar was to bring clarity as to how we can all stay on the right side of the law and reduce risk whilst being pragmatic as to the implementation and ongoing requirements of…

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06Mar

WEEE targets are ‘met for 2016’

Posted on 6th March, 2017

Figures published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) at the beginning of March show that targets have been met for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment in 2016. However, targets for some individual material streams, notably lamps and IT equipment, have been missed, meaning that some compliance schemes will…

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02Nov

WEEE schemes partner to handle Regulation 34 requests

Posted on 2nd November, 2016

WEEE producer compliance schemes have banded together to create a ‘producer compliance scheme balancing system’ to handle requests from council for the clearance of WEEE from civic amenity sites. The move comes as a number of schemes had been issued with ‘Regulation 34’ requests which ultimately force a WEEE compliance scheme to pick up the…

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02Nov

Agency raid uncovers WEEE and gas bottles

Posted on 2nd November, 2016

A raid by the Environment Agency at a storage site in Essex uncovered WEEE and used gas bottles potentially bound for illegal export. The raid in early October saw Agency officers open storage containers at the site near Upminster. The Agency described the site as a large storage facility where shipping containers are rented out to individuals…

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01Sep

Early stages of WEEE fee for 2016

Posted on 1st September, 2016

Guidance has been issued for organisations seeking to submit proposals for a waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) compliance fee methodology that will help to determine how the fee is set for 2016. Defra has set a 30 September deadline for compliance schemes and other stakeholders to deliver proposals for a potential fee methodology for…

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04Mar

2015 Battery target achieved

Posted on 4th March, 2016

On the 29th February, the EA released the latest battery recycling data for quarter 4 of 2015. The data shows that all the compliance schemes had collected sufficient batteries to meet their obligations. However, there is currently a small shortfall for the UK as a whole due the tonnage required for small producers. The collection…

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03Mar

528,000 tonnes of WEEE needed to meet 2016 target

Posted on 3rd March, 2016

The Department for Business has outlined the proposed targets for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) for 2016. Under the proposed target, producer compliance schemes will be required to collect a total of 528,000 tonnes of WEEE in 2016 – roughly 16,000 tonnes more than the overall tonnage of household WEEE collected…

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03Mar

EA turn up the pressure

Posted on 3rd March, 2016

Following the introduction of the WEEE2 regulations in January 2014 the EA have ratcheted up the recycling ratio for most categories of WEEE. Since the introduction of dual use last year only display (TVs) has dropped, falling 10.59% to 67,564 tonnes. This reflects the impact of lighter flat screens replacing CRTs. We expect in a year…

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01Dec

Daniels Recycling prosecuted for African WEEE export

Posted on 1st December, 2015

The directors of Warrington-based Daniels Recycling Ltd have been fined £130,000 for illegally exporting waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) to Africa. Last month, directors and married couple Mark Daniels, 51, and Lynn Gallop, 52, pleaded guilty at Warrington Crown Court to illegally exporting 187 tonnes of WEEE to Nigeria, Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Tanzania,…

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02Nov

WEEE compliance fee proposals up for consultation

Posted on 2nd November, 2015

Three proposals to determine how the WEEE compliance fee will be costed in 2015 are currently out for consultation, after having been submitted to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS). The Department can choose to use the compliance fee under the revised WEEE regulations, which came into effect from January 2014. The regulations…

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