WEEE: submitting a proposal for PCS Balancing System

What to include when submitting proposals for a Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) PCS Balancing System (PBS) and how they will be assessed.



This guidance helps organisations planning to submit a proposal to manage a WEEE Producer Compliance Scheme (PCS) Balancing System (PBS). You can propose a methodology and an organisation to administer it by 1 March 2019. Email your proposal to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs at

An amendment to the 2013 WEEE Regulations on 1 Jan 2019 makes membership of the PCS Balancing System (PBS) mandatory. The Secretary of State has the power to approve the PBS. Once approved, the PBS will be reviewed by 1 January 2022, and within each 3 years after.

Published 12 February 2019