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Category: WEEE recycling

Harrogate council in battery warning after RCV fire

Harrogate borough council has issued a reminder to residents not to dispose of lithium ion batteries within mixed dry recyclable waste, following a small fire in a recycling collection vehicle this week. The incident occurred yesterday morning (14 May) in a split-body vehicle collecting recyclable waste from households. Collection crew...

Non-compliance with the WEEE Directive: what’s the worst that can happen?

The risk of prosecution for potential non-compliance with the WEEE Directive is often of uppermost concern to companies. In our experience, most companies will weigh up this and any associated risks against the costs associated with changing their current practices. However, many fail to recognise the opportunities that an effective...

WEEE fee to include £3.50 per-tonne ‘flat-rate’

WEEE – waste electrical and electronic equipment – compliance fees for 2017 will be set using a methodology drawn up by the Joint Trade Associations, it has been revealed. This will include a ‘flat rate’ of £3.50 per tonne to reflect the variable costs involved in collecting and processing WEEE,...