We were informed by BIS that the Secretary of State has chosen the JTA’s proposal for the 2015 WEEE Compliance Fee out of the three submissions they received. The new version builds on the success of the JTA’s winning bid last year.
Regular readers will remember that this is an option introduced under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013. It provides a mechanism whereby compliance schemes that cannot collect all their producers’ obligations in a year pay a fee, which is then used to fund WEEE improvement projects. The JTA scheme selected for the 2014 compliance year had paid out £375,000 to those local authorities who made successful applications in line with their proposals to increase the collection, re-use and recycling of unwanted electrical items.
The JTA (Joint Trade Associations Group) is an alliance of nine trade associations working with three Producer Compliance Schemes to help make the UK WEEE collection work well. The chairman is Richard Hughes of AMDEA.
As the UK comfortably exceeded its 2014 target for WEEE collection the Government decided to increase it for 2015 by 16,000 tonnes.