WEEE Good Practice - waste collection authorities

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

Why use the guidance?

  • Provides information about how to carry out collections to maximise reuse and recycling downstream and increase residents awareness
  • Identify criteria that you need to include in the waste management contract to maximise WEEE recycling and reuse
  • Helps you consider what local authority staff or their contractors can do to identify WEEE that is reusable and handle it to prevent damage
  • Provides local authorities confidence that WEEE collected during bulky waste or other collections is managed to a high standard that goes beyond compliance and confidence that their service providers are managing WEEE appropriately

The benefits of using the guidance

  • Provides guidance that local authorities can assess clients and contractors against
  • Helps create a potential increase in collection tonnages and recycling rates
  • Promotes the potential reuse for the whole appliance
  • Gives advice on WEEE communications