Consultation on the proposed amendments to the 2013 WEEE Regulations

Closed 8 Dec 2017

Opened 20 Oct 2017



The (WEEE) Directive requires an extension of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment scope to bring all electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) under the requirements of the Directive, unless explicitly exempt (‘open scope’). There is also a requirement to categorise and report EEE and WEEE in six revised categories. The 2013 WEEE Regulations transposed the requirements of the WEEE Directive into national law. This extension will see a small amount of new EEE coming into scope of the 2013 WEEE Regulations from 1 January 2019.

This consultation seeks your views on options, developed in collaboration with the industry, to introduce open scope in the UK. Comments are also sought on the effectiveness of the 2013 WEEE Regulations to inform our Post Implementation Review of the Regulations, to be completed by 1 January 2019. We are also seeking industry views on two additional amendments to the 2013 WEEE Regulations: one in relation to Producer Compliance Schemes’ obligations to collect WEEE from local authorities, and another in relation to the charges levied on producers to ensure that the money raised is appropriately managed between the four UK regulators allowing for continued robust regulation of the UK wide WEEE system.




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


  • Waste and recycling