Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collection: code of practice

How a designated collection facility (DCF) must manage its separately collected WEEE.



DCFs and producer compliance schemes (PCSs) have a responsibility to maximise the separate collection of WEEE. This code sets out:

  • why it exists and who it applies to
  • minimum operational standards
  • guidance on what the contract must include
  • enforcement action for non compliance

You must follow the rules in this code to meet the conditions of your DCF and PCS approval.

Updates to this page

Published 15 January 2016
Last updated 19 February 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated document as approvals are managed by Defra, not BIS.

  2. First published.

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