Consultation outcome

WEEE compliance fee: how it will work

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

We evaluated the 3 WEEE compliance fee proposals received against the published evaluation criteria, and considered the views gathered from the consultation. The Secretary of State for Business has approved the Joint Trade Association’s (JTA’s) proposal, and for it to be administered by Mazars LLP.

Detail of feedback received

There was strong support across all stakeholders for a WEEE compliance fee. Of 27 responses to our consultation:

  • 23 supported the adoption of a compliance fee
  • 3 did not say
  • 1 was against the adoption of a fee

Producers and their representative bodies strongly supported the WEEE compliance fee proposal from the Joint Trade Association (JTA). There was no clearly preferred proposal amongst other stakeholder groups, and little support for the Environment Exchange proposal. You can view the proposals received below.

Original consultation


We’re asking for views on proposals for a Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliance fee methodology.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

Following the 2013 consultation on changes to the UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) system, we began implementing the new WEEE system. This included a collection target and a compliance fee that Producer Compliance Schemes (PCSs) may choose to pay if they fail to achieve their target.

Earlier this year we invited views on how the compliance fee should work. We’re now asking for views on these proposals. We particularly want views from:

  • producers
  • Approved, Authorised Treatment Facilities (AATFs)
  • PCSs
  • local authorities
  • waste management companies
  • re-use sector


WEEE compliance fee methodology: evaluation of proposals

WEEE compliance fee methodology: proposals received

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Published 24 October 2014