This FAQ section is designed to help those who might be affected by
the WEEE Regulations to understand the way things are moving and the potential
expectations on stakeholders. Much of it is based on assumptions
related to Consultation issued in July which requires responses by 17 October.
Frequently Asked Questions are therefore answered with what we believe
are the most likely situations given the position laid out in the consultation
We do know, however, that the Regulations will come into force on 1st
January 2007 and by fully implemented by 1st July 2007.
The recently introduced English and Welsh Hazardous Waste Regulations
and modified Scottish and Northern Irish Special Waste Regulations mean
that many items that will be covered by the WEEE Regulations now have to
be collected as hazardous waste - TVs, fridges, fluorescent tubes etc.
Separate collections of these types of products are therefore already generally
required, but until the WEEE Regulations are introduced, they do not have
to be treated, recycled or recovered and can be disposed of in the same
way as other non-WEEE hazardous waste.
As things develop and more detail is known, revised FAQs will be added
to the info on the WEEE.
Need to know more about the new regulations on the management of electrical
and electronic waste? Just click on any question above to find the latest
position in the development of these Regulations.