Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Waste Cooling Equipment (WCE) : appropriate measures for permitted facilities

Closes 5 Sep 2021

Opened 12 Jul 2021

Overview

We are consulting on our new guidance for permitted facilities that treat or transfer waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). We have presented the guidance for waste cooling equipment (WCE) separately for ease of reference but this is supplementary to the WEEE guidance which also applies to the storage and treatment of WCE where relevant.

Our proposed guidance aims to update and expand the principle set out in Defra's 2006 publication 'Guidance on Best Available Treatment Recovery and Recycling Techniques (BATRRT) and treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)'. It also incorporates the relevant requirements of the waste treatment BAT Conclusions publication, made under the European Industrial Emission Directive (2010/75/EU), which apply to waste installation facilities permitted under the Directive.

The revised guidance has been produced in order to deliver improvements in the operation of permitted facilities in the WEEE treatment sector by making the relevant standards clear, consistent and enforceable.

Guidance:

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Please see below or click here for Waste cooling equipment (WCE): appropriate measures for permitted facilities guidance.

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Why we are consulting

The purpose of this consultation is to engage with relevant stakeholders to obtain their views on the proposed technical guidance.

We will review and revise the guidance using the responses we receive as part of this consultation and we will publish it on the Gov.uk website.  We aim to do this during the winter of 2021/22.

Give us your views

Audiences

  • Businesses
  • Statutory organisations
  • Members of the public

Interests

  • Business and industry
  • Waste
  • Permits
  • Environmental permitting