What is the Distributor Take back scheme?

DEFINITION: An EU scheme which aims to reduce the waste and improve the environmental performance of all materials involved in the life cycle of the electrical and electronic equipment.

What is WEEE Take back scheme?

The requirements around take-back services are set out in The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 (‘The WEEE Regulations’) and customers must be provided with a way to dispose of their old household electrical and electronic equipment when they purchase a new version of the same item.

What is DTS scheme?

The WEEE Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS) enables 1,200 members to opt-out of their in-store take-back obligation under the WEEE Regulations. The WEEE regulations have a requirement for retailers to take back an item of WEEE when a customer purchases a new item of EEE, on a one to one basis.

Who pays for WEEE recycling?

If you are replacing old WEEE on a like for like basis (e.g. a lamp for a lamp) then the producer of the new EEE is responsible for financing the collection, treatment and recycling of your old items, even if they aren’t the original producer.

What is a designated collection facility?

Designated collection facilities are places where some household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is collected before being sent for treatment, reuse and recycling. If you aren’t a business then find out how to recycle your household waste.

Who do the WEEE Regulations apply to?

The regulations apply to businesses that use EEE that operates within a voltage range of up to 1,000 volts AC or up to 1,500 volts DC, including battery-powered products, and which fall into any of ten product categories. These range from small household appliances to medical equipment and large automatic dispensers.

How do you dispose of WEEE?

Under the WEEE system, householders have a duty to dispose of their electrical waste properly. If the item of electrical or electronic equipment has a crossed out wheelie bin symbol on it, do not dispose of in your bin but instead take it to the nearest household waste recycling or civic amenity centre.

What is covered by WEEE regulations?

electrical and electronic tools (except large scale stationary industrial tools) toys, leisure and sports equipment. medical devices (except implanted and infected products) monitoring and control equipment.

Which are the top 3 countries generating e waste?

China is the largest producer of electronic waste worldwide, generating more than 10 million metric tons worth in 2019. This was followed by the United States where roughly seven million metric tons was produced.

How do I dispose of old Kildare paint?

*Please note: emulsion paint (water-based ceiling and wall paint) is NOT hazardous and can be disposed of in your normal refuse collection. All items must be clearly labelled, NO UNLABELLED WASTE CAN BE ACCEPTED.

How to register as a full compliance scheme member?

You can use a third party to register you and submit your data. You can use a PCS as a third party and not register as a member but it will not take on your legal responsibilities. Or you can choose to register as a full compliance scheme member.

Who are the team members of comply direct?

Comply Direct are proud of our loyal member base. Here, you can see what our members actually say about us Meet MD Sarah Foster and her dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic Comply Direct Team! After switching over to Comply Direct the service standard difference was remarkable. Communication is always clear and concise.

What are the benefits of a take back program?

There are multiple benefits for implementing a take back program, including: 1 Stronger customer relationship 2 Lower cost of goods sold due to secondary material supply 3 Alternative supply of critical raw minerals 4 Mitigated risks associated with hazardous materials handling 5 Reduced environmental impacts