Businesses are prepared for the changes to the WEEE system by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

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The WEEE Regulations 2013: Government Guidance Notes were released by the Department for BIS on the 1st of November for individuals involved in the disposal, purchase and sale of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from 1 January 2014.

The guidance notes provide information on how to comply with the law, requirements on business and also outline how businesses and councils will be affected by the new regulation. The scope of the WEEE regulations as of January 1st is also outlined in the guidance.

Schemes will be made aware of their collection requirements, and details on how producer compliance scheme obligations will be calculated have also been provided. The compliance fee which schemes will have to pay if their collection targets are missed still has to be finalised during the compliance period.Costs related to the treatment, disposal, recovery and collection of WEEE will be considered by the BIS in setting the compliance fee. These funds will be re-invested in the collection system, with increased collection rates through local communities as a goal.

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