WASTE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT DIRECTIVE (WEEE)
Helpline: 0300 330 5799
From the 1st July 2007, VCA became responsible for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) legislation. The role is to ensure that retailers and distributors of electrical equipment play their part in helping UK household users to dispose of electrical / electronic items when they reach the end of their life.
VCA has extensive experience of enforcing legislative compliance and a regional network of qualified Enforcement Officers are on hand to ensure that standards are met.
As a retailer/distributor, you have two ways in which you can become compliant with the WEEE Regulations.
You can either take:
Please click on the below link for a more detailed explanation on how to comply with your distributor responsibilities:
Regulation 33 (Information) - Distributors shall make information available in writing.
Whether retailers/distributors are members of the DTS or provide in store take back, both also are required to provide information in writing to householders on how they can dispose of WEEE and the environmental benefits of doing so, to ensure compliance with Regulation 33 (information). Please see the below links to download the relevant templates.
Option A: ‘Free Take Back’ option posters:
Regulation 34 (Record Keeping) – Distributors shall maintain records of the number of units of WEEE returned.
Please click on the link below to see an example of record keeping which will meet Regulation 34 requirements:
WEEE Regulation 34 Record Keeping Document (PDF 493.6KB)
Option B: DTS Members:
For DTS members visit www.valpak.co.uk/dts/ to obtain your WEEE information templates.
Free Retailers WEEE Toolkit - Meet your legal obligations and enhance business reputation.
Developed by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme), co-funded with the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, and endorsed by BIS and the VCA; helps retailers to comply with the information requirements placed on them under Regulation 33 of the WEEE Regulations.
Click on the Recyclenow Partners link WEEE Retailer Toolkit. Click on the link entitled Download Area, then register as a user for free and you will have access to all of the information and resources available under the WEEE Retailer Toolkit link.
Other useful links
To report a possible infringement, please follow this link:
WEEE - Report an Infringement or call the helpline on: 0300 330 5799
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