Consultation on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations - Producer Compliance Scheme (PCS) Balancing System

Closed 15 Apr 2019

Opened 11 Mar 2019


The 2013 Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations (‘the 2013 WEEE Regulations’) implement the requirements of the WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU). In particular, they ensure that producers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) finance the cost of collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of that equipment when it becomes WEEE.

From 2019, producer compliance schemes (PCSs) must join the Government’s approved PCS Balancing System (PBS). This will make sure that the costs of collecting waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) when requested by local authorities are shared amongst all PCSs.

This consultation contains two proposals from external organisations for a PBS. Comments are invited on the extent to which each of the proposals meet the published evaluation criteria. We would also welcome any available evidence to support how the proposals have been scored. 

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  • Charities/Voluntary Organisations
  • Local Authorities
  • Local Authorities
  • Producer Compliance Schemes
  • WEEE Treatment Facilities
  • Waste Management Companies
  • Electrical re-use organisations
  • Consultants


  • Green economy
  • Waste and recycling
  • Local environments
  • Resource Efficiency