WEEE Compliance

Be a force for good and achieve reliable compliance with the WEEE regulations.

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations (2013) became law in the UK on 1 January 2014, replacing the WEEE regulations 2006. 

The Regulations bring into UK law provisions of the EU WEEE Directive which was introduced with the aim of diverting electrical waste from landfill, placing the onus on producers to be responsible for the electrical items they sell when they become waste. 

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The WEEE Regulations are changing!

Under Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) the reform of the WEEE regulations will take a different approach to the reform of the packaging regulations due to EEE being (electrical and electronic equipment) higher in value and is purchased by consumers occasionally, compared to the higher frequency of packaging purchases.

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Are you obligated?

If your business is the first party to place electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) on the UK market by importing, manufacturing, rebranding, or distance selling, you are considered a producer and are affected by the WEEE Regulations.

How does a producer comply with the WEEE Regulations?

To comply, producers are required to report on the total weight of EEE placed onto the UK market throughout the year and can do this by joining a compliance scheme like Beyondly (or registering directly with the Environment Agency if placing less than 5 tonnes of WEEE onto the UK market annually).

What does EEE mean?

EEE means equipment:

  • which is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields to work properly
  • for generating, transferring and measuring these currents and fields
  • designed for use with a voltage rating 1,000 volts or less for alternating current and 1,500 volts or less for direct current

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WEEE Categories

For each compliance year you must report products you put on the market in one of these 14 categories:

  1. Large household appliances
  2. Small household appliances
  3. IT and telecommunications equipment
  4. Consumer equipment
  5. Lighting equipment
  6. Electrical and electronic tools (with the exception of large-scale stationary industrial tools)
  7. Toys, leisure and sports equipment
  8. Medical devices (with the exception of all implanted and infected products)
  9. Monitoring and control equipment
  10. Automatic Dispensers
  11. Display Equipment
  12. Appliances containing refrigerants
  13. Gas Discharge Lamps and LED light sources
  14. PV panels (solar panels)
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Frequently Asked Questions

EEE is an acronym for Electrical and Electronic Equipment and it is this weight that is reported under the Producer regulations.

WEEE refers to EEE when reaches the end of life and Electrical and Electronic Equipment. WEEE is an acronym for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

What are the benefits of joining Beyondly?

  • Dedicated account manager, customer service support team and data experts
  • Advanced online member portal; manage your compliance with ease
  • Access to ‘Policy Insights’ hub - stay ahead of the game on regulatory change with policy updates at your fingers tips (WEEE EPR).
  • Fulfilment of your legal obligation with support for Environment Agency audits
  • On demand data submission guidance videos 
  • Membership with the first UK certified B Corp Packaging & WEEE scheme. 
  • Opportunity to drive forward your full environmental strategy with one partner – become a ‘business for good’. 
  • First to access exclusive ‘Beyondly Buddies’ content, including free webinars and podcasts on a wealth of environmental topics. 
  • Opportunity to utilise WEEE and Batteries collection services 
  • Increase your own impact as part of Beyondly’s loyalty programme designed to support your own ESG strategy. 
We've always found Beyondly very easy to deal with, with prompt response to queries or requests and the explanations provided have always been really clear and easy to understand. Everyone we deal with is always friendly and helpful

Join the UK's FIRST B Corp WEEE scheme!

Beyondly is a leading WEEE and B Corp accredited compliance scheme offering a straightforward way to fulfil your WEEE obligation. Join the Beyondly circle with over 1700 other obligated members.

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Get started today

Becoming fully compliant with the WEEE regulations and registering your business with Beyondly as a WEEE scheme member is simple, cost-effective, and online for your convenience.

Get moving today and become an esteemed member of Beyondly! All you need to do is complete our online membership form.

Not the first business to place the item onto the UK market, but you do sell EEE to household end users? You will have an obligation as a WEEE distributor. A distributor must offer in-store take back or join the distributor take back scheme. Determine your specific take-back obligation today with our flowchart graphic!

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