Consultation on WEEE Compliance Fee Methodology 2016 Evaluation of Proposals

Closed 25 Nov 2016

Opened 19 Oct 2016


Evaluation of proposals

The UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 establish a system in which producers of equipment are required to finance the cost of collection, treatment, recovery and recycling of WEEE arising from private households.  The regulations establish a system of annual collection targets that are imposed on Producer Compliance Schemes (PCSs).  The Secretary of State has discretionary powers to approve a compliance fee methodology as an alternative form of compliance payable by PCSs that fail to achieve their collection target.

This consultation contains three proposals from external organisations for a compliance fee methodology and administrator for 2016.  Comments are invited on whether the Secretary of State should set a compliance fee for 2016 and if so the extent to which each of the proposals meet the published evaluation criteria.

What happens next

Any compliance fee methodology and compliance fee scheme operator approved by the Secretary of State will be announced by mid-February 2017. The will allow sufficient time for PCSs to pay a compliance fee (should one be approved) and include evidence of payment with their Declaration of Compliance by the deadline of 31 March 2017.


  • Local Authorities
  • Producer Compliance Schemes
  • WEEE Treatment Facilities
  • Waste Management Companies
  • Electrical re-use organisations


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