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 WEEE removal costs would start from “as little as £6 per tonne, with an average of £9”.

Kevin Bray, acting chief executive of WeeeCare, said: “Individual producers must know now how much the new rules will cost them, to plan for the future. To ensure minimal outlay and help producers decide which scheme to enrol with, WeeeCare was keen to be upfront and transparent about its costs from the outset.”