As a member of REPIC
On behalf of our producer members, REPIC finances the collection, treatment, recovery and environmentally-sound disposal of WEEE, batteries and packaging in the UK.
As a REPIC member, you will have access to:
- Our clear and concise guidance on how the Regulations affect your business
- Our bespoke online registration and data entry system
- A complete tracking service for WEEE and batteries collected and treated to ensure totally auditable compliance
- Regular information on WEEE, batteries and packaging cost updates and forecasts
- Standard and bespoke WEEE, batteries and packaging collection solutions
- Independent audit and verification of the cost allocation mechanism and your market share calculations
- Annual confirmation of compliance with your obligations under the WEEE, Batteries and / or Packaging Regulations.
For more on the exclusive benefits we offer to members of our WEEE, batteries and packaging compliance schemes, visit our services page.
Producer responsibility regulations in the UK ensure that businesses are responsible for the end-of-life environmental impact of their products. These laws are regulated by separate environment agencies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
The gov.uk website offers full guidance on producer responsibility regulations and can be accessed here.
Do I need to register in other countries?
Producer responsibility requirements for WEEE, batteries and packaging vary from country to country. You may be required to sign up directly to another country’s National Register, or to join a producer compliance scheme (PCS).
As there remains no harmonised legal framework and obligations differ across member states, we recommend seeking advice on registration requirements across the EU.
Along with other producer-led not-for-profit PCSs in Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. REPIC is a founding member of WEEE Europe, a pan-European, non-profit organisation based in Munich, Germany. WEEE Europe works closely with producers to provide advice on obligations for WEEE and batteries in 27 EU countries plus the UK, Switzerland and Norway.
WEEE Europe coordinates fast and reliable registration with national registers or producer compliance schemes in the countries relevant to a producer and offers an IT platform for producers to centrally fulfil their obligation to report ‘placed on the market’ figures in different member states. The organisation’s participating producer compliance schemes guarantee to abide by international waste treatment standards.
If you have obligations in countries other than the UK, visit the WEEE Europe website.
Joining a producer compliance scheme
If you’re looking to join a producer compliance scheme, we’re here to help. REPIC is the UK’s leading producer compliance scheme for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), funding the collection, transport, and treatment of around half of all separately collected household WEEE each year. We were founded by producers and we remain producer led through the participation of eight producer members on our Board of Directors.
We offer our WEEE scheme members a one-stop-shop for meeting their legal obligations through the operation of our batteries and packaging compliance schemes.
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