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

Approved by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Phase 6 Open For Registrations

Phase 6 of the scheme runs from 1 January 2022 until 31 December 2023. The funds raised in Phase 6 will continue to be used to support Local Authority projects with the aim to increase WEEE collections and there will be a process in place to monitor the benefits achieved throughout the phase.

Important Note: Phase 6 will only allow retailers with a physical retail presence selling less than £ 100,000 worth of electrical items and larger online / distance seller retailers of any size to join.

If you have any queries about the DTS or the registration process, please contact Valpak Retail WEEE by email at [email protected] or telephone 03450 682 572.

Under The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 (as amended) , distributors (usually retailers) of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) can either:

  • Offer in store take back of waste electrical equipment on a one for one, like for like basis, or
  • Join the Distributor Take back Scheme (DTS)

The DTS is operated by Valpak Retail WEEE Services and allows members an exemption from the in store take back requirement of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) when a new equivalent piece of EEE is purchased. The DTS is the only scheme which allows members an alternative to offering take back for all WEEE categories (except for PV panels). There is a separate scheme which covers PV panels.