How do B2B Producers finance the costs of collection, treatment, and disposal of WEEE?

B2B Producers are required to finance the costs of collection, treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of EEE from B2B end-users:

  • that they have produced and placed onto the market on or after 13 August 2005; or
  • where they are supplying new EEE intending to replace or carry out a similar function to those products that were placed onto the market before 13 August 2005 regardless of the Producer

This obligation can be fulfilled in several different ways:

  • The Producer can establish their own system of WEEE collection & take-back from their end users;
  • The Producer can enter into an agreement with their customer/end-user to make alternative arrangements to finance the collection, treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of WEEE thereby discharging this responsibility; or
  • The Producer can contact Transform to arrange WEEE collection and treatment from their site or their end-user/customers premises

WEEE should be treated by an Authorised Approved Treatment Facility (AATF) or sent to an Approved Exporter (AE) regardless of the option Producers choose to adopt to fulfil this obligation.  Evidence of the weight of WEEE collected, treated, recovered and disposed of is generated by an AATF or AE for each tonne of WEEE that they receive.  The AATF/AE will then issue a WEEE Evidence Note allocated to Transform through the Settlement Centre to show that the WEEE has been treated in line with the requirements of the WEEE regulations and any other legislation relating to treatment and disposal.  Evidence Notes are specific to the category of WEEE which has been received.


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