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Revised WEEE protocols are published

Posted on January 10, 2020 at 10:15 am

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The Environment Agency has published revised protocols for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) ready for the 2020 compliance period.

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Regulations 2013 were last updated in 2018, to introduce “open scope” which meant all items of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) would fall within the product scope of the Regulations unless subject to a specific exemption or exclusion. The move to open scope signified that the protocol for WEEE needed to be revised.

The revised protocol now includes the tonnage of products that came into scope in January 2019, set out under Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment (the ‘WEEE Directive’) unless specifically exempt.

These changes will come into effect from 1st January 2020, and are intended to give EEE producers and those operating under schemes more confidence that reported tonnages accurately reflect the collections made.

From 1st January 2020, if you are affected, you must ensure all records and systems are updated to reflect the revised protocols for the compliance year 2020 onwards:

Category

Description

Current %

New % from 1st January

1

Large household appliances

12.6

15.88

2

Small household appliances

22.37

20.99

3

IT equipment and telecommunications

21.78

18.69

4

Consumer equipment

22.3

13.13

5

Lighting equipment

0

3.57

6

Electrical and electronic tools

12.24

16.83

7

Toys, leisure and sports

1.47

3.34

8

Medical devices

0

0

9

Monitoring instruments

0.02

0.68

10

Automatic dispensers

0

0

11

Displays

0.95

0.92

12

Cooling

0.19

0.24

13

Lamps

0

0

14

PV panels

0

0.15

 

Non-WEEE

6.02

4.9

 

Batteries

0.06

0.69

Note: If you are a part of a WEEE compliance scheme or an approved authorised treatment facility (AATF), you should have received a communication email about the revised WEEE protocols from the Environment Agency.

 

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