WEEE—producer compliance schemes
WEEE—producer compliance schemes

The following Environment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • WEEE—producer compliance schemes
  • Brexit impact
  • Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No 2) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/188
  • The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013, SI 2013/3113
  • WEEE 2013 and producer compliance schemes (PCS)
  • Applications for approval
  • PCS obligations
  • Registration of producers
  • Financing—WEEE from private households
  • Financing—WEEE from users other than private households
  • More...

WEEE—producer compliance schemes

Brexit impact

11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. Any changes relevant to this content will be set out below. For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No 2) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/188

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013, SI 2013/3113 (WEEE 2013), which set out the producer responsibility regime for waste electrical and electronic products in England and Wales, were enacted under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 and are caught within the scope of retained EU law, as ‘EU-derived domestic legislation’ preserved under section 2 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

For more on retained law, see Practice Note: Introduction to retained EU law.

The Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No 2) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/188, introduce amendments to multiple pieces of EU-derived domestic legislation to correct deficiencies in this legislation arising from the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. This includes amendments to WEEE 2013.

WEEE 2013 contain cross-references to underlying EU legislation

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