Q1 WEEE data shows rising collection rate

Posted on 4th July, 2016

Collection data for the first quarter of 2016 shows that the UK has made progress towards meeting its WEEE recycling target for the year.

Published by the Environment Agency, the provisional data shows that a total of 141,379 tonnes of all categories of WEEE were collected for recycling between January and April 2016. An overall target for the collection of 544,341 tonnes of WEEE has been set for the year, which means that a quarterly collection rate of 136,085 tonnes will need to be achieved for the target to be met.

Compared to the same period in 2015, when 129,714 was collected for recycling, the data shows that collections have risen by close to 12,000 tonnes