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Welcome to the UK's only WEEE Distributor Take back Scheme (DTS)

This website provides a history of the DTS, information for retailers on how to register for Phase 3 and access the members area. It also provides information on the location of collection facilities for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, and provision for the registration of these sites for Local Authorities.

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The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) confirmed that Phase 3 members would remain exempt from the requirements to take back used electrical equipment provided that relevant renewal documentation was accepted by 21st February 2013. Please be aware that the NMRO are now auditing distributors to ensure they are compliant with the regulations. Therefore, you should ensure you have completed your registration or re-registration for Phase 3 unless you have decided to opt for in-store take back.


£775,000 Project Fund Launched to Boost Reuse and Recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

7th September 2015

The WEEE Distributor Takeback Scheme (DTS) is pleased to announce the launch of the next stage of project funding for Local Authorities.

This fund has been made available by combining the remaining funds from Phase 3 of the DTS (provided by retailers) with the WEEE compliance fee from 2014 (provided by suppliers and manufacturers of electrical equipment). The combined funds can now be used to support local projects which encourage the reuse of whole appliances, increase the tonnage of separately collected domestic WEEE for recycling or to increase the recycling rate of collected equipment.

Proposals are now invited from individual Local Authorities up to the value of £40,000 with the opportunity for collaborative regional bids from consortia of Waste Disposal Authorities up to the value of £100,000.

As well as encouraging householders to recycle broken equipment, it is also anticipated that funds will provide much needed support to collaborations between social enterprises and local councils that seek to relieve poverty and reduce waste by promoting the re-use of electrical appliances to help those in need.

The total fund being made available now is approximately £775,000. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills will manage the process of project application and selection and has established a panel of experts to assess all bids.

Project proposals must be submitted by 30th October 2015 by email to weee@bis.gsi.gov.uk or alternatively by post to Douglas Bush, WEEE Team, Department for Business Innovation and Skills, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET.

Application forms are available from here or by e-mailing weee@bis.gsi.gov.uk . Please title your e-mail “Local Authority Project Fund”.

For further information please contact Douglas Bush, WEEE Team, BIS on 020 7215 1802 or email weee@bis.gsi.gov.uk

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