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 transparent about it’s costs.

Acting chief executive of WeeeCare, Kevin Bray, commented:

“Our aim is to provide a responsible compliance scheme which guarantees the cost of Weee obligations in 2007. We provide a service from £6 per tonne, with an average cost of £9 per tonne for business to business producers.”

Unlike many compliance schemes, WeeeCare has its own recycling plants and collection facilities throughout the UK managed by sister company WasteCare. This helps to keep compliance structured, clear and low cost with confirmed prices for the current year.