Defra Seeking Views On 2018 WEEE Compliance Fee

Defra is seeking views on whether it will set a waste electrical and electronic equipmentcompliance fee for 2018 and also on two proposals for managing this year’s fee. 

The Department has opened a consultation to gage whether stakeholder think there should be a waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) compliance fee set for 2018.

The use of a compliance fee and how it is administered is agreed annually. Companies that don’t meet their annual collection targets can comply with the 2013 WEEE Regulations by paying the compliance fee instead.

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 WEEE 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 2018. Comments are invited on whether the Secretary of State should set a compliance fee for 2018 and if so the extent to which each of the proposals meet the published evaluation criteria.

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