Your duty of care for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations place a duty of care on your business to produce, store, transport and dispose of your WEEE without harming the environment.

This duty of care applies from the point of production until final disposal of your WEEE – even after it has been transferred to an authorised person. Risks of breaching this duty include prosecution, unlimited fines, waste crime, environmental harm and reputational damage.

To ensure this duty of care is met you must:

  • segregate, store and transport your WEEE appropriately and securely
  • ensure your WEEE is transferred to a licensed and authorised waste contractor
  • complete Waste Transfer and Waste Consignment Notices
  • ensure you WEEE is recycled, treated and disposed of at a registered treatment facility

Valpak has produced an e-guide which contains information and advice about managing WEEE and how to meet your duty of care requirements. It provides details of how we can help you manage the collection, treatment and recycling or re-use of your non-hazardous and hazardous WEEE using our fully compliant service.

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A Guide to Managing WEEE

For further help and advice please contact a member of our Recycling Services Team on 01789 208 715 or email