Weee.co Compliance PDF Feb2015

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Professional and Cost Effective compliance services.

WEEE won't disappoint.

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What is WEEE Compliance?The WEEE Directive was introduced in 2005. The directive was for producers of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electric Equipment), to take responsibility for the WEEE they produce. If you are a producer of EEE (Electronic and Electrical Equipment) and place more than of five tonnes of EEE per annum into the UK market, you are legally required to join a compliance scheme. The aim is to reduce the amount of this type of waste stream as well as encouraging recycling and re-use. There is also an ongoing aim to find more environmentally friendly ways of production.

WEEE offer you…

• Low cost compliance• Free audits at your premises• Free guidance on WEEE reporting• Dedicated Account Manager• Certification of registration• Access to qualified experts who can help and advise you• Regular industry news e-bulletins2015 Fees and Charges

Weee.co Compliance aims to create a cost effective,

flexible solution to compliance services

Key PersonnelRichard Nuttall: [email protected] Development Director

Amy Nock: [email protected] Executive



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We have our own Approved Authorised Treatment Facility and our own on-site facilities to collect and treat WEEE.

Weee.co Compliance are a part of XPO Group which includes XPO IT Services Ltd, who are an AATF with 16 years experience in the disposal and recycling of WEEE waste; this gives us the knowledge and expertise to handle all your compliance needs and help reduce your waste.

What is an AATF?An AATF is a licensed ATF site that carries out treatment on waste electrical and electronic waste; this would include activities including depollution, disassembly, shredding and preparation for disposal.

Only operators of Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities can issue evidence notes for treatment, recovery or the recycling of WEEE - Being an AATF means that XPO can issue such evidence notes to show that a certain tonnage and category of WEEE has been re-used, recycled or recovered by them.

These evidence notes are a requirement of all Compliance Schemes and customers who will need to prove this information to the Environment Agency. Evidence of re-use and refurbishment of whole appliances will also count towards the recovery and recycling targets. If you are an operator of operate a facility which collects whole items for re-use and refurbishment, for example computers or large household items such as fridges, washing machines or cookers, and you operate under a waste management licence or exemption, you can apply to become an AATF. This will then allow you to issue evidence of re-use to compliance schemes and their producers.

We aim to reduce cost of compliance

by providing a complete one stop shop solution.

Weee.co Compliance are part of XPO Group



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WEEE.co Compliance offer competitively priced compliance services. By using our own AATF facility, we can treat all WEEE on site and produce evidence notes from there. This one stop solution means we can provide a complete end to end, one stop solution for producers, as well as lowering the cost by using our own facility and limiting our dealings with third parties.

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What do Producer Compliance Schemes do?The responsibilities of PCS’s are as follows:- They must register their members every compliance period, paying the appropriate charges.

- They must report the information required by the appropriate authority. Which includes:Registration information about members.Household EEE put on the market by members, broken down into each category (annually).Non household EEE put onto the market by members, broken down into each category (annually).Amounts of WEEE collected from a DCF, or received directly from distributors or taken back (quarterly).Amounts of WEEE for reuse as a whole appliance (quarterly). This must distinguished by category and whether household or non-household.

- They must arrange for WEEE to be cleared to or received for treatment or reuse at an AATF or for re-use as a whole appliance. This must be treated in line with the Best Available Treatment, Recovery and Recycling Techniques (BATRRT).

- Obtain sufficient evidence notes that they have discharged the collective household obligations of their members.

- Pay a compliance fee where not enough evidence notes have been obtained.

- Submit a declaration of compliance confirming obligations have been met.

- Retain appropriate records

- Establish and maintain systems for the priority of re-using whole appliances.

Please click here for online registration

According to market share of the overall producer household WEEE collection target in each of the categories in which they placed EEE on the UK market in the previous compliance year.

Your responsibilities: •Register with a compliance scheme.•B2B producers must record and submit accurate data for EEE that you have placed on the market annually.•B2C producers must record and submit accurate data for EEE that you have placed on the market quarterly.•Finance appropriate collection, treatment, re-use, recycling, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of WEEE at the end of its life.•Label your products with your brands (logo) and register this with your scheme.•Label products with registered brands, as well as ‘crossed out wheelie bin’ symbol and correct date mark.•Ensure distributors have the correct producer identification number or WEEE Number for your company.•Keep data on information on materials and components and the location of hazardous substances.

It is your responsibility as a Producer to join a professional

and reliable Compliance Scheme.



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Producers The producer places the electrical or electronic equipment onto the market in the UK. If you place 5 tonnes or more onto the UK market in any year, you are required to join a PCS. As a producer you have obligations for both the EEE sold by you as well as the financing of the collection, treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of WEEE.

You are a producer if you: –•Manufacture under your own brand•Re brand EEE produced from other suppliers, where the supplier has not placed its’ own brand.•Import EEE into the UK on a commercial basis – if a consumer/business purchases and item of EEE abroad and brings it back to the UK for personal use, they are not a producer.

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It is possible for companies to be both producers and distributors.Distributors are responsible for offering a household user a facility for the return of WEEE. This also includes internet sales. They are also under responsibility to provide details to all their customers about the take back schemes available to them.If you are a distributor you have two options. Either offer in store take-back free of charge, or join the Distributor take back scheme. The DTS exempts you from offering in store take – back, but there is a fee. Either way, you must inform your customers and display in store or online information on environmental issues relating to WEEE, as well as the options for the recycling of their WEEE.The regulatory body for distributors’ obligations is the Vehicle Certification Authority. The VCA have provided a guide to all take back options available to distributors here.

There are also useful links and templates available on the website for the information that should be supplied to customers.

As a distributor records must be kept of any WEEE taken back must be kept for at least four years.


If you place 5 tonnes or more onto the UK market

in any year, you are required to join a PCS.



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Categories of WEEE

1. Large household appliances •Large cooling appliances•Refrigerators *•Freezers•Other large appliances used for refrigeration, conservation and storage of food•Washing machines•Cooking•Other large appliances used for cooking and other processing of food•Electric heating appliances•Other large appliances for heating rooms, beds, seating furniture•Air conditioner appliances•More large household appliances here

* Refrigeration equipment is recorded under category 12

2. Small household appliances•Vacuum cleaners•Other appliances for cleaning•Appliances used for sewing, knitting, weaving and other processing for textiles•Irons and other appliances for ironing, mangling and other care of•Toasters•Grinders, coffee machines and equipment for opening or sealing containers or packages•Appliances for hair-cutting, hair drying, tooth brushing, shaving, massage and other body care appliances•Clocks, watches and equipment for the purpose of measuring, indicating or registering timeScales•More small household appliances here

3. IT and telecommunications equipment•Centralised data processing:•Printer units•Personal computing:•Personal computers (CPU, mouse, screen and keyboard included)•Laptop computers (CPU, mouse, screen and keyboard included)•Printers•Copying equipment•Electrical and electronic typewriters•Pocket and desk calculators•Other products and equipment for the collection, storage, processing,•presentation or communication of information by electronic means•User terminals and systems•Telephones•Answering systems•Other products or equipment of transmitting sound, images or other information by telecommunications•More IT and telecomm equipment here

*Display equipment is recorded under category 11

At least million tonnes of WEEE from domestic

commercial sources is discarded in the UK every year



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4. Consumer equipment•Radio sets•Television sets•Video cameras•Video recorders•Hi-fi recorders•Audio amplifiers•Musical instruments

Other products or equipment for the purpose of recording or reproducing sound or images, including signals or other technologies for the distribution of sound and image than by telecommunications

5. Lighting equipment•Luminaires for fluorescent lamps with the exception of luminaires in households•Straight fluorescent lamps•Compact fluorescent lamps•High intensity discharge lamps, including pressure sodium lamps and metal halide lamps•Low pressure sodium lamps•Other lighting or equipment for the purpose of spreading or controlling light with the exception of filament bulbs

*Gas discharge lamps are recorded under category 13

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6. Electrical and electronic tools (with the exception of large-scale stationary industrial tools)•Drills•Sewing machines•Saws•Equipment for turning, milling, sanding, grinding, sawing, cutting, shearing, drilling, making holes, punching, folding, bending or similar processing of wood, metal and other materials•Tools for riveting, nailing or screwing or removing rivets, nails, screws or similar uses•Tools for welding, soldering or similar use•Equipment for spraying, spreading, dispersing or other treatment of liquid or gaseous substances by other means•Tools for mowing or other gardening activities

7. Toys, leisure and sports equipment•Electric trains or car racing sets•Hand-held video game consoles•Video games•Computers for biking, diving, running and rowing•Sports equipment with electric or electronic components•Coin slot machines

If your EEE can be categorised into one of these

categories then you need to be WEEE Compliant



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8. Medical devices (with the exception of all implanted and infected products)

•Radiotherapy equipment•Cardiology•Dialysis•Pulmonary ventilators•Nuclear medicine•Laboratory equipment for in-vitro diagnosis•Analysers•Freezers•Fertilization tests•Other appliances for detecting, preventing, monitoring, treating, alleviating illness, injury or disability

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9. Monitoring and control instruments•Smoke detector•Heating regulators•Thermostats•Measuring, weighing or adjusting appliances for household or laboratory equipment•Other monitoring and control instruments used in industrial installations (for example, in control panels)

10. Automatic dispensers•Automatic dispensers for hot drinks•Automatic dispensers for hot or cold bottles or cans•Automatic dispensers for solid products•Automatic dispensers for money•All appliances which deliver automatically all kind of products

11. Display Equipment

12. Cooling Appliances (containing refrigerants)

13. Gas Discharge Lamps and LEDs

14. Photovoltaic cells

This WEEE Register Society Category

List is subject to revision



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XPO Group Services Include:

IT & WEEE Recycling We specialise in the secure disposal and recycling of IT and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Your equipment will be handled safely and securely, and being an AATF, we produce Evidence Notes for all WEEE processed on site.

Your unwanted equipment will be professionally shredded in our state of the art WEEE Recycling plant and can shred the following items:toasters, kettles, PC's, printers, computer hardware, contraband and counterfeit goods, redundant stock and electrical appliances.

We are ISO 27001, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 and hold an Environmental Permit (formerly the Waste Management License).

Data Destruction Our Hard Drive Shredder can provide you with on or off-site shredding and can shred hard drives to 4mm, which meets the requirements of most government departments around the world and complies with the Secure Destruction of Confidential Materials BS EN 15713:2009 code of practice.

Other methods of destruction include; Crushing, Degaussing and CESG approved Data Erasure

We are ISO 27001 (Information Security Management Standard), ISO 9001 (Quality Management Standard) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Standard) registered.

Product Destruction Product destruction is another service that we offer and is particularly useful to companies that do not want their products re-appearing in the marketplace. We can shred all types of products in our shredding plant, which can help companies maintain product and brand integrity.

We can destroy the following: Uniforms, ID badges & passes, End of life products, Counterfeit Goods, Faulty products

Certificates of Destruction are issued along with all of the relevant WEEE paperwork.

Environmental Permit and Approved Authorised

Treatment Facility (AATF)



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XPO Group Services continued...

Data Recovery XPO IT Services Ltd, in partnership with Kroll Ontrack, can offer you the expertise, to recover data from all situations.

All causes of data loss - from simple to the most complex and catastrophic data loss situations - including viruses, natural disasters, accidental deletion, system crashes, corruption, hardware failure and more.All types of devices and systems - from hard drive recovery to

recovering RAID systems - laptops to MP3 players. Ontrack Data Recovery can even recover data from storage or database systems that are unique to your organisation.

IT Remarketing When looking to get rid of your redundant or unused IT equipment, there are remarketing options on offer at XPO IT Services, as well as secure disposal and recycling of your old IT equipment. If you feel your surplus IT assets still have value and are in good working order, there are two services available when it comes to getting something for your kit:

Buy back: As your IT department upgrades to new technology,

we offer to buy back your redundant IT hardware or assets. This helps your budget concerns by offsetting some of the cost of the upgrade.

Rebate: When considering parting company with your redundant hardware,

but wanting something back for it, another option would be for us to sell the equipment on your behalf and give you an agreed percentage back from the sale of the item(s) in the form of a rebate.

IT Relocation We can provide a wide range of IT Hardware relocation and IT storage services that will ensure companies moving experiences are stress-free and taken care of.With our experience in IT hardware relocation will enable the transition to be completed safely and securely with a minimum of downtime.

We can also assist you in the closure of your office, we will leave the office free of all IT equipment and office furniture leaving you to return the premises to your landlord in good order.

Over 10 years experience in IT Recycling and Disposal



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Manufacturer/Producer Services

Returns Management/Reverse logistics XPO can deal directly with your customer/end-users. We can issue and handle RMA’s for you, as well as handle the whole returns process, including repair and repacking.

We handle stock coming into our warehouse as carefully as stock leaving our warehouse. We prepare items going back into stock, refurbish any items that require this and recycle where necessary.

Refurbishment As Microsoft Registered Refurbishers we are able to provide top quality refurbished PC’s, including a genuine copy of Windows.

We are also able to upgrade items and test faulty items. Any items we receive back are cleaned and tested, then refurbished or upgraded as necessary. These items are then packed and either resold by XPO or sent back to you.

Assembly & Rework We can offer services to include assembly operation, at the quality that your customers expect from your brand. You can reduce cost on import duty by having your final assembly done in the UK, meaning you are as competitive as possible.

If there is a slight issue meaning your product is not perfect i.e. incorrect labelling or an update requirement then we can help. If something like this arises and you have strict deadlines to keep to we can help you meet them. We can help complete imperative rework requirements to ensure you are on time and your product is presented exactly as your quality standards would expect.

Re-use & Trade in SchemesXPO IT Services Ltd, wherever possible, aims to reuse any items that are returned to us, and we can offer this service to you, meaning you can encourage your customers to return old items without any hassle to you. We can manage the reuse and trade in schemes you implement. If the end user purchases any new items, you can offer to take back the old item for them.

By having us collect any old equipment and like for like items, you can potentially obtain a return on these items and not have to pay for costly waste disposal. We receive the items from your customers, refurbish, clean and test them and resell or redeploy them back into the community. You can receive a rebate back on these items, as well as knowing you are doing your bit for the environment. You also receive full reports on anything we receive for your records.

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WEEE & Recycling

We can produce evidence notes that you are required to supply to your compliance scheme. Please see below for details of our compliance services.

We have an emphasis on re-use here at XPO; however some items are past the stage of refurbishment and have to be recycled.

As an Authorised Approved Treatment Facility (AATF) we can handle and process all 14 categories of WEEE.

Excess InventoryWe can manage your need to sell your products to your customers. We can cater for all electrical and electronic products, allowing you to sell direct to the customer, without the hassle of setting up and managing several online platforms.

Increase your selling platforms without any hassle, access more customers and sell to them directly. This is great for excess & EOL stock inventory.

E-Tail Managed SolutionsWe can purchase surplus stock and take it off your hands. We will then sell it on for you, ensuring maximum return on these items.

We can work with you to tailor your requirements for this surplus stock, we determine a resale price with you, whether you want to sell at a lower cost quickly, or higher cost over a longer period of time.

Producer Compliance Scheme ServicesIf you are an importer, a manufacturer or you sell equipment that is dependent of electricity or electronics for its main function, (excluding domestic lighting) this is classed as EEE, you are therefore likely to be a B2B, B2C or B2B/B2C producer and need to be a member of a Producer Compliance Scheme.

We aim to reduce the cost of compliance by providing a complete one stop shop solution. (Our PCS Services will be trading under WEEE.co Compliance). As an AATF (Approved Authorised Treatment Facility) we have our own on site facilities to collect, weigh, categorise and treat WEEE. For more information about PCS Services and how we could reduce your costs please contact us.

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Low Cost and Effective Services



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To find out more about Weee.co Compliance, please contact us:

Email: [email protected]

Web: http://www.weee.co/

Tel: +44 (0) 1952 608908Fax: +44 (0) 1952 608913

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