THE WEEE PAPERWORK
All you need to know to complete consignment note, apply for licenses and exemptions.
WEEE is Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the WEEE Regulations were introduced make sure that WEEE is treated properly and not sent to landfill. All fluorescent lighting, LEDs and light fittings are classed as WEEE.
It is illegal for a business to incorrectly dispose of hazardous waste, or to hand it to a contractor which is not authorised to handle it. This applies to all who:
- Produce or store waste.
- Collect and transport waste.
- Receive waste for recycling or disposal.
Incorrect disposal of hazardous waste could result in prosecution, legal costs, reputational damage – and a fine.
The UK’s four Environment Agencies, one for each UK nation, have reporting procedures in place for tracking, storing and moving WEEE.
- Tracking WEEE – Consignment notes track the movement of WEEE. They make sure the waste is managed responsibly from where it’s produced through to its destination.
- Storing WEEE – Storage exemptions enable low risk waste operations to be undertaken without complex permit controls. These are generally limited to small quantities of waste for use, treatment, or storage.
- Moving WEEE – To move waste electricals, contractors need to register as a Waste Carrier with the agency in the country of their principal business.
Processes and forms for the management of WEEE lighting vary for each UK country.
We have a section for each process, for each country to guide you through your requirements to stay compliant, along with links to apply for licences, exemptions and consignment notes.
If you are struggling, please contact us.