WEEE good practice collection and treatment guidance

This good practice guidance is currently under review. Please note that some sections refer to old regulations. For information on latest relevant regulations please visit https://www.gov.uk/waste-electrical-and-electronic-equipment-weee-reuse-and-treat

 

The guidance for the collection of WEEE:

  • builds on statutory guidance that is available from central Government and assumes knowledge of and compliance with the WEEE Regulations. It outlines how to go beyond the minimum requirements of the Regulations and Code of Practice;
  • highlights to users that they are one part of the WEEE supply chain and their collection methods will affect other stakeholders;
  • encourages cooperative working;
  • allows users flexibility to pick and choose what they can implement as appropriate to their circumstances and those of their working partners.

The guidance does not:

  • duplicate or replace the BIS Code of Practice and any relevant statutory guidance; or
  • replace decision making based on local knowledge.
  • What can you find out about the treatment of WEEE?

The guidance for the treatment of WEEE:

  • builds on statutory guidance that is available from central Government and assumes compliance with the WEEE Regulations as a de minimus;
  • highlights to users that they are one part of the WEEE supply chain and their treatment methods will affect others;
  • allows users flexibility to pick and choose what good practice options they can implement as appropriate to their circumstances.

The guidance does not:

  • duplicate or replace the Guidance on Best Available Treatment, Recovery and Recycling Techniques (BATRRT) or the treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and any relevant statutory guidance; or
  • replace decision making based on local knowledge.

 

Access the guidance

AATFs/ATFs

Approved exporters of WEEE

Business users of electrical and electronic equipment

Designated collection facility operators

Haulage companies

Producer compliance schemes

Producers of electrical and electronic equipment

Retailers of electrical and electronic equipment

Third Sector

Waste collection authorities

Waste disposal authorities

Waste management companies, independent DCF operators