The department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have published two new proposals which detail a compliance fee for WEEE (Waste electrical and electrical equipment).
The proposals come from the Joint Trade Associations (JTA) and producer compliance scheme Valpak. Views and opinions have been asked for each proposal.
The methodology for the fee with be announced in mid-February which Defra say will allow schemes sufficient time to pay it in line with the compliance deadline of March 31, 2017.
The fee is intended to discourage PCSs from collecting volumes of WEEE significantly above their collection targets and then seeking to sell the surplus evidence to schemes seeking more evidence to meet their obligations.
JTA’s proposal involves a sliding scale that sees schemes pay more in fees the further they are from their target. The proposal by Valpak would see schemes provide direct collection and treatment cost data, the data would be used to calculate the weighted average cost for the treatment of WEEE per stream, which would be used to calculate individual compliance fees.
Stakeholders have until November 25th to provide their views on the two proposals.
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