WEEE Compliance

Simplifying the recycling of waste electricals and electronic equipment

Why is WEEE Compliance Important for Your Business?

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

Non-compliance is an offence and enforcement action may be taken.

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

Your responsibilities

What do I need to do?
If you place five or more tonnes of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) on the UK market, you need to join a WEEE compliance scheme like ERP UK and contribute to the costs of recycling a percentage of these.
Producers must register within 28 days of putting EEE onto the UK market.
If you are under the five-tonne threshold, you are still able to join ERP – contact us to discuss your options.

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.

Value

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

Transparency

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

Support for takeback of your products

Support for takeback of your products

Take-back

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.

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How does it all work?

Households can take WEEE to a local authority recycling centre for free. We arrange for the collection and reuse/recycling of this with funding from our members and utilising our UK-wide network of licensed waste carriers and treatment operators.  We serve over 400 recycling centres in the UK, and our procurement manager regularly checks the market to ensure we’re paying the best prices for waste treatment and logistics services. In turn, we can provide the best prices to members.

What happens to your waste?

What happens to your waste for Producers
What happens to your waste for Local Authorities

Where to recycle?

Where to recycle for Producers
Where to recycle for Local Authorities

WEEE Enquiry Form

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

For all enquiries

Other ERP services

ERP provide simple pricing and great customer service reducing the complexity of compliance for our members. Additionally, our Data Service produce accurate data reports, which ensure that companies stay compliant, helping reduce your costs.

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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

Gas

Oil

Capacitator

Plastic

Ferrous Metal

Foam

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.

Recycling process

1. Hand dismantling

2. Cathode ray tube separation (Pb, Ba)

3. Crushing and metal removal

4. Glass cleaning

Recovered materials

Ferrous Metal

Foam