12Jan

WeeeCollect for Businesses – free WEEE collection

Posted on 12th January, 2008

WeeeCare has teamed up with City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council to launch a specially-designed B2B collection service for businesses in the district. Called WeeeCollect, the service will be rolled out to other local authorities later in the year. Fred Twiddy, Bradford’s Waste Services Manager, explains that businesses will not just be recycling their WEEE,…

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10Jan

Waiting on WEEE compliance scheme weights

Posted on 10th January, 2008

More than four months after the first compliance period ended, the Environment Authority (EA) has still to publish the final weights of WEEE collected in the UK. This information is needed so that compliance schemes can advise producers on their evidence requirements for 2007 and the cost of their individual responsibility. There is a major…

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10Jan

WasteCare wins Autoglass hazardous waste contract

Posted on 10th January, 2008

During the Q3 of last year, Autoglass tendered a hazardous waste service for all 131 of their UK and Southern Ireland sites. During Q4 the decision was made and we won the tender, by the end of Jan 08 we had successfully rolled out the service to every site. The customers’ expectations are high and…

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25Nov

Photographic waste recovery requires license

Posted on 25th November, 2007

The long awaited decision on whether photographic laboratories and mini-labs are permitted to treat waste photo chemicals on-site without a license has now been reached. The Environment Agency’s Low Risk Activity Group on Tuesday 9 October has considered arguments both for and against allowing the discharge of photo waste to drain after on-site treatment. After…

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23Aug

WEEE Scheme Pledge – £9 per tonne average, non-household

Posted on 23rd August, 2007

WeeeCare, the producer compliance scheme being run by Leeds-based recycling and waste firm WasteCare, has pledged to “clearly and openly state” its costs of collecting waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The scheme, which has now been approved by the Environment Agency to assist electronics producers with their obligations under the WEEE Regulations, said its…

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23Jul

WeeeCare wins EA WEEE license

Posted on 23rd July, 2007

WeeeCare has become the first Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliance scheme to win an Environment Agency (EA) license for the administration of new recycling regulations. WeeeCare says it is the first company to “clearly and openly state” the cost of WEEE removal, starting from as little as £6 per tonne. The new licence…

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23May

Counting the cost of WEEE compliance

Posted on 23rd May, 2007

With the government estimating an impact of between £217 and £445 million per annum for the UK alone, individual producers understandably know what costs will fall to them in order to plan for the future and avoid selling new products at a loss. To ensure minimal outlay for producers, WeeeCare claims to be upfront and…

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23May

Recycling firm aims to strip away WEEE myths

Posted on 23rd May, 2007

There has been major concern from the manufacturing sector regarding what looked like potentially huge bills for stakeholders faced with complying with the new WEEE directive. The new electronic recycling law result in additional, sometimes significant, costs being incurred by European electrical producers and importers. The governments estimate for the UK alone suggests that manufacturers…

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23May

WEEE Producer – Compliance Cost Announced

Posted on 23rd May, 2007

For many months the electronic and electrical equipment industry has been anticipating the introduction of the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment Regulations 2006 with fear and trepidation of what it will do to its bottom line. Companies in the industry have been expecting that substantial amounts of money would have to be budgeted to meet…

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04Apr

Price tag put on electrical rules

Posted on 4th April, 2007

A price tag has been put on the cost of new rules that will force manufacturers and retailers of electrical equipment to recycle items. WeeeCare, the first company to win an Environment Agency licence for the administration of the waste electrical and electronic equipment(WEEE) recycling rules, said it would charge businesses from £6 per tonne…

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