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Have your say on WEEE compliance fees

24 October 2017


Business views sought on possible fees to ensure compliance with the WEEE system

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) have launched an online survey to seek the views of businesses and organisations on proposed fees for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliance.

The WEEE Regulations established a system in which producers of equipment are required to finance the cost of collection, treatment, recovery and recycling of WEEE arising from private households. Annual collection targets are imposed on Producer Compliance Schemes (PCSs). The regulations allow for a fee methodology as an alternative form of compliance, which would be payable by PCSs that fail to achieve their collection target.

This consultation contains two proposals for a compliance fee system for 2017. Comments are invited on whether a compliance fee should be set for 2017 and, if so, the extent to which the proposals meet published evaluation criteria.

Complete the WEEE Compliance Fee survey. The survey will close on Friday 1 December 2017. 

You can find consultation documents and more information on the fee proposals on the consultation page.