AMDEA is working in partnership with Defra and REPIC to reach agreement on the final WEEE costs relating to 2020 collections and to set the targets for 2021.
Due to the current exceptional circumstances and the restrictions on household access to local recycling facilities, Defra has made commitments to take an evidence-based approach to 2020 and 2021 compliance fees based on actual waste collected. AMDEA is active in representing our members’ interests.
Large WEEE collections have remained consistent across the past 12 months, helped in the main by the fact that the old appliance is often collected by the vendor who delivers the new one. Small WEEE collections have been impacted by the closure and restricted visiting options of local recycling centres.
AMDEA believes that small WEEE collections will continue to be negatively impacted by Covid-19 related restrictions and that the targets need to be set reflecting this ongoing situation.
The cross-industry ‘recycle your electricals’ campaigns will continue to run throughout 2021, encouraging us all to separate and recycle small electricals. More information on the campaign can be found here.