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Phase 7 Fees

The fees that members pay will be based on the total value of all electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) sold between 1 January 2023 – 31 December 2023. The fees consist of a single payment which, once paid, will ensure compliance until the end of your membership.

Band Total Sales Value of Electrical Products Cost of Joining the DTS as a new member
A Online / distance sellers only Per unit fee (see below)
minimum fee £112.50
A+ Voluntary member (distance seller joining in addition to providing takeback at a physical location) Per unit fee relating to online sales only or Band B if a small retailer
B Small (< £100k sales) member £112.50 (covers 3-year DTS membership)
The Band A per unit fees can be found below:
Category Online/Distance Sellers 3 years
Refrigeration e.g. fridges and freezers 0.371
Other Large Household Appliances e.g. washing machines and other “white goods” 0.443
Televisions and monitors 0.448
Lamps* 0.002
All other EEE including household lighting fittings** 0.028
* Under the
household lighting luminaires (fittings / fixtures) fall out of scope, however the "lamps" (light bulbs) themselves are in scope. This is with the exception of filament bulbs (either tungsten filaments or halogen). All LED lamps & modules plus fluorescent tubes & compact fluorescent lamps are in scope. For registration the sales value of lamps which are in scope should be included in your calculations in order to determine whether you are a Band A, A+ or Band B member. For the DTS as a Band A member you should report the number of units of the lamps sold which are in scope, this is inclusive of lamps which are both sold separately and those which are sold as part of a whole luminaire fitting.

** Household luminaires (lighting fittings) are now in scope for the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations and the units sold should be reported along with all other EEE.

Under the The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 (as amended) distributors who supply new EEE from retail premises where the sales area relating to EEE is equivalent to or exceeds 400m² must provide facilities to collect very small WEEE, regardless of whether similar new equipment is purchased. The DTS alternative for member retailers who meet this requirement in 25% or more of their stores is to make an additional payment equivalent to 25% of the applicable fees as shown in the table above.