The new WEEE regulations include a provision that companies selling less than 5 tonnes of lamps or luminaires, or other electrical equipment, are classed as “Small Producers”. This de minimis clause means they do not have to join a Producer Compliance scheme in 2014. Instead, they can opt to register direct with the Environment Agency at a cost of just £30 for a full year. Companies have until 31st January 2014 to decide if they want to register as a Small Producer. As an alternative, companies can stay with or join a Producer Compliance Scheme.