Defra consultation on WEEE Compliance Fee Methodology 2017

Consultation opened on 19 October 2017. Closing date 01 December 2017.


Defra have launched a UK-wide consultation on proposals around the setting of a WEEE compliance fee.

Consultation description

The UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 establish 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.  The regulations establish a system of annual collection targets that are imposed on Producer Compliance Schemes (PCSs).  The Secretary of State has discretionary powers to approve a compliance fee methodology as an alternative form of compliance payable by PCSs that fail to achieve their collection target.

This consultation contains two proposals from external organisations for a compliance fee methodology and administrator for 2017.  Comments are invited on whether the Secretary of State should set a compliance fee for 2017 and if so the extent to which each of the proposals meet the published evaluation criteria.

The consultation document and associated documents can be accessed through the Respond Online link below.


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