WEEE Compliance

Simplifying your WEEE obligations

Why is WEEE compliance important for your business?

If you make, import, or sell electrical or electronic equipment (EEE) in the UK you have a legal obligation to comply with various environmental regulations.

Failure to comply with these regulations is an offence. Enforcement action can be taken.

How ERP UK can help you with WEEE compliance

The following steps are how we can help your business achieve WEEE compliance:

  • Managing your registration and reporting for household and non-household EEE
  • Taking on your legal obligations and recycling enough WEEE on your behalf
  • Keeping you up to date with the regulations and any future changes
  • Providing optional services for the take-back of non-household products

Don’t damage your bottom line!

Contact us today:
Compliance Services: uk@erp-recycling.org

Your responsibilities

How to know if you are obligated

If you are a manufacturer, importer, or distance seller that places EEE on the UK market, (this includes if you rebrand someone else’s equipment), you have obligations you need to meet.

4 simple steps to achieving WEEE compliance:

  • Register as an EEE producer within 28 days of putting EEE onto the UK market
  • Report data on how much EEE you placed on the market
  • Join a compliance scheme (like ERP UK) to finance the collection and recycling of
    household WEEE (if applicable)
  • Take back non-household WEEE (if applicable)

ERP UK can manage all your WEEE compliance needs and ensure that your obligations are met.

Contact us today:
Compliance Services: +44 (0)20 3142 6452

How ERP makes it easy for your business

We take on your legal obligations, managing your registration and reporting, and securing WEEE evidence equal to your household recycling obligation.

We also provide registration and reporting for non-household EEE producers, as well as optional services for the take-back of non-household products.


Single price per tonne for each type of household electrical and electronic equipment.


Clear pricing and invoicing that shows exactly what we do for you.

Support for takeback of your products

Support for takeback of your products


ERP’s experienced operations team and UK-wide network of licensed waste carriers and treatment operators, can arrange for the collection and treatment of WEEE from your sites or your customers.

We can provide bespoke take-back solutions and other waste services, and our product take-back offer also includes specialist services, such as secure destruction, if required.

How does it all work?

Did you know that households can take WEEE to a local authority recycling centre for free.

ERP UK arranges for the collection and reuse/recycling with funding from our members and by utilising our UK-wide network of licensed waste carriers and treatment operators.

ERP UK serves over 400 recycling centres in the UK. Our procurement manager regularly checks the market to ensure we are paying the best prices for waste treatment and logistics services. The best price for us means the best price for you!

With an experienced operations team, a UK-wide network of licensed waste carriers, and treatment operators, ERP UK can arrange for the collection and treatment of WEEE from your sites or your customers.

Downloadable WEEE Fact Sheet PDF document

To download the WEEE compliance fact sheet PDF, simply fill in the form below.

WEEE Enquiry Form

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Contact us

Compliance Services & Tender Enquiries – uk@erp-recycling.org

For all enquiries

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Temperature exchange equipment /Cooling appliances

Refrigerators, freezers, automatic cold products delivery machines.

Products include fridges, freezers, and any appliances with refrigerating devices such as water coolers. Some appliances also contain refrigerant gases classified as Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFC), hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) and hydro-chlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) that are now banned.

These gases are captured and treated in ODS recovery plants. Cold appliance de-pollution entails a variety of processes: compressors are decontaminated to recover ODS and oils; insulating foam is treated to recover ODS; metals are salvaged and resold, and plastics can be reused for new products. Recovered oils and ODS are destroyed in a specialised treatment process.

Recycling process

1. Decontamination

2. Shredding

3. Separation

4. Foam decontamination

Recovered materials





Ferrous Metal


Display equipment

Televisions, screens, LCD, pc monitors

Display equipment includes cathode ray tubes (found in old-style TV sets and computer monitors) and flat-screen TVs and computer monitors, such as plasma and liquid crystal displays (LCD).
Cathode ray tubes (CRT) contain hazardous phosphor powder, leaded glass, copper, and other rare metals. These materials can be reused to make new products. Panel and funnel glass from the cathode ray tubes are also recovered. The coating on the funnel glass is removed and the glass is cleaned for new CRT manufacture.
Most LCD TVs use mercury lamps to light the screen. To remove the lamps, the appliance must be disassembled before processing the LCD screen. Research is currently being carried out to develop more effective, automated solutions.