The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006 came into force in January 2007 and were fully implemented on 1 July 2007. Retailers (distributors) of are responsible for providing a network of free disposal facilities to consumers for B2C WEEE.

You are a retailer or “distributor” under the WEEE regulations if you:

  • Sell Electrical or Electronic Equipment (EEE) to end-users in the UK, however you sell them, e.g. through retail facilities, by mail or internet order etc.

As a retailer (distributor) of household EEE you have a responsibility to:

  • Allow WEEE from private households to be returned to you in store (on a like for like basis) i.e.: if you sold an MP3 player you would look take back a portable CD player
  • Or Join the Distributor Take Back Scheme (DTS) or an alternative Take back Scheme Please visit: for further information
  • If the latter you must provide information on the facilities available to consumers for the separate collection of household WEEE in your area, and Provide information to customers on the environmental aspects of there products when they become waste.

WeeeCare are please to inform if you are a retailer and should require an in-store collection of Waste electrical and electronic equipment from your business premises we offer a free of charge collection service subject to a minimum collection of 300kg.

If you wish to arrange a collection contact us now on 0844 800 2004