Consultation outcome

Waste electrical and electronic equipment compliance fee 2016

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

Following the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliance fee 2016 consultation, we received 12 responses from producers, Producer Compliance Schemes (PCSs), professional bodies, waste management companies and local authorities.

There was strong support for a compliance fee across the industry and local authorities. Of 12 responses to the consultation, 10 supported the adoption of a compliance fee. Responses were evenly split in their preference for the Valpak and JTA proposals. No one expressed a preference for the proposal from T2E.

Ministers have approved the WEEE compliance fee proposal submitted by Valpak (subject to minor modification) for the 2016 compliance year – and for it to be administered by Grant Thornton. The proposal was amended so as to require submission of net cost data relating only to WEEE collected directly from local authority Designated Collection Facilities by PCSs using the fee mechanism

Original consultation


Seeking views on whether we should set a compliance fee for 2016. We also want your views on two proposals for managing this year’s fee.

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Consultation description

We want to know whether you think there should be a Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliance fee set for 2016. We also want to know your thoughts on the two proposals we’ve received for how the fee should be managed in 2016.

The use of a compliance fee and how it is administered is agreed annually. Companies that don’t meet their annual collection targets can comply with the 2013 WEEE Regulations by paying the compliance fee instead.

Published 19 October 2016
Last updated 26 July 2018 + show all updates
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