JTA contributes proposal for Defra's WEEE compliance scheme consultation

Written by: Editorial staff | Published:
Defra's WEEE compliance scheme consultation is open until December 1

New incentives have been proposed by the Joint Trade Association (JTA) to address local authority concerns that some compliance schemes have shied away from direct collections from local authority WEEE sites.

Under WEEE regulations, a Producer Compliance Scheme (PCS) can opt to pay a compliance fee if it does not meet its target through collections.

The JTA has created a proposal to ensure the fee is set at the correct level, meaning schemes will have to physically collect WEEE rather than use the fee.

Susanne Baker, JTA chair and head of environment and compliance at techUK said: “Under the JTA system, the fee payable increases the further a scheme is from their PCS target.

“This ensures that even a scheme with a relatively small target is incentivised to collect, a key test in Defra’s criteria.”

The Defra consultation is open until 1 December, and the JTA is encouraging all stakeholders to respond.


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