Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations (2006)

This regulation aims to minimise the impact of electrical and electronic goods on the environment, by increasing re-use, recycling and reducing the amount of WEEE going to landifll. It seeks to achieve this by making producers responsible for financing the collection, treatment and recovery of waste electrical equipment.

 

The cost is paid for by the producer, via a take back scheme offered by the supplier or when it becomes a waste, or the end user must pay and ensure it is treated in accordance with the regulations.

 

Business WEEE can not be disposed of in landfill and must be processed using authorised WEEE recycling company. You must store, collect, treat, recycle and dispose of WEEE separately from your other waste. You must obtain and keep proof that your WEEE was given to a waste management company, and was treated and disposed of in an environmentally sound way.

 

 

Would you like more information & guidance http://www.netregs.gov.uk

 


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