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 for IT equipment, up to £39 per tonne for lighting.

Companies will also have to pay an annual membership fee starting at £230

The WEEE rules are expected to cost the UK economy between £217m and £455m a year