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WEEE Compliance

Transform – WEEE Compliance Scheme

What is EEE?

Electrical or Electronic Equipment (EEE) is defined as equipment 

  • Which is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields to work properly*
  • For generating, transferring and measuring these currents and fields
  • Designed for use with a voltage rating 1,000 volts or less for alternating current and 1,500 volts or less for direct current.

*‘Dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields to work properly’ means that the equipment needs electric currents or electromagnetic fields (not petrol or gas) to fulfil its basic function. So when the electric current is off, the equipment cannot fulfil its basic function.

Where electrical energy is only used for support or control functions, the equipment is not covered by the regulations. For example, equipment that only needs a spark to start it (electronic ignition) and does not need electricity to fulfil its basic function includes:

  • Petrol lawn mowers
  • Gas stoves

Electrical or electronic versions of standard products such as electric toothbrushes and electric suitcases are EEE products.

Products that are not connected to a mains supply may still be EEE. They can be wind-up, battery-powered and solar-powered products.

Where a product has several functions and only one needs an electrical current the product may still be EEE.

Are you a Producer? 

Under the WEEE Regulations 2013 a Producer is defined as:  

  1. Any company who is established in the UK by:  

    •  Manufacturing and placing EEE with its own brand onto the UK market  
    •  Re-branding and placing EEE onto UK market  
    •  Importing EEE and placing EEE onto UK market  

  2. Any company, who has no establishment in the UK, yet operates in any of EU countries and sells EEE onto UK market by means of distance communication directly to household or to businesses, is required to register through authorised representative for registration.  

  3. Any company, who is neither established in the UK nor in an EU country and sells EEE onto UK market, is required to join a Scheme for registration.  

If you are still uncertain as to whether or not your company is obligated under the WEEE Regulations 2013 please call one of our technical advisors on 01494 556 565 or drop us an email to transform@biffa.co.uk  

Scheme Information 

Transform operates as part of Biffa Waste Services, a UK leading integrated waste management company. With a strong presence in the municipal waste market by providing collection services to over 1 million households each week and a number of Civic Amenity sites that are operating as Designated Collection Facilities (DCFs) under the Regulations. Having this collection infrastructure in-house enables Transform to minimise its operating overheads in collecting and treating WEEE.  

What can we do for you

As an approved Producer Compliance scheme, we take over your legal responsibility under the WEEE Regulations and let you concentrate on your day to day commercial activity. The membership with Transform include,  

  • Provide regulatory advice and technical guidance 
  • Assist on identification and categorisation of EEE 
  • Access to a dedicated member area of the website 
  • Register as a producer with the Environment Agency 
  • Report the EEE/WEEE data to the Environment Agency 
  • Assist on establishing methodology for Agency’s audits 
  • Arrange WEEE collections, approve and report the data to the Environment Agency accordingly 
  • Provide distributors, (irrespective of selling technique), with the information to meet distributor’s obligation 

Registration

Welcome to the Transform Registration area. There are two options to register with Transform.  

Option 1 - Register Online 

To register online, please complete the following process:  

  • Before you register online, ensure you have read through the relevant information on Transform web regarding ‘What is WEEE’ and ‘Producer Requirements’ 
    Click on the 'Register online' 
  • Once you have completed the form online and are happy that all the details are correct please print a ‘printer friendly version’ and get it signed by the board director or company secretary 
  • You should keep a signed copy for your own record and send one to us either by fax: 01494 411 1495 or email to transform@biffa.co.uk

Once we received the registration form we will contact you to complete the registration process  

Option 2 – Contact us for a prospectus pack to be sent to you  

Alternatively we can send you a prospectus pack via email or post.  Please contact us by a call on 01494 556 565 or via an email to transform@biffa.co.uk  

Further Information

For further information about the WEEE Regulations please refer to the following links. 

European Commission
Full text of Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste electrical and electronic equipment 
 
(BIS) Department for Business Innovation and Skills 
Government department responsible for interpreting the WEEE Directive and transposing it into UK Law in the form of the WEEE Regulations 
 
(EA) Environment Agency
Public body responsible for enforcing the WEEE Regulations in England 
 
(SEPA) Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
Public body responsible for enforcing the WEEE Regulations in Scotland 
   
(NIEA) Northern Ireland Environment Agency 
Public body responsible for enforcing the WEEE Regulations in Northern Ireland 
   
(NRW) Natural Resources Wales
Public body responsible for enforcing the WEEE Regulations in Wales 
   
(OPSS) Office for Product Safety and Standards 
Public body responsible for ensuring that EEE distributors play their part in helping household users to dispose of WEEE at the end of life and for enforcing Producer obligations relating to the marking of EEE    
 

Want more information or ready to join? Please contact us on:
Tel: 01494 556 565
Email: transform@biffa.co.uk