Electrical waste: retailer and distributor responsibilities

If you do not comply

If you fail to comply with the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) regulations, you can be prosecuted and fined up to £5,000 at a magistrates’ court, or get an unlimited fine from a Crown Court.

You may sometimes get warning letters and formal cautions before a prosecution.

The Office for Product Safety and Standards enforces these regulations. You can contact them online, call or write to them.

Office for Product Safety and Standards
Telephone: 0121 345 1218
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Office for Product Safety and Standards
PO Box 17200
Birmingham
B2 2YT