The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) have now finalised targets for 2016 household WEEE collections to rise by more than 37,000 tonnes to 544,341 tonnes.

WEEE collection data published by the environment agency in March highlighted that during 2015 WEEE collections exceeded the set target by more than 14,000 tonnes. This is a clear pointer that the changes in dual use classification has additional collections to take place and has provided BIS with sufficient evidence that an stretching target is possible for WEEE collections into 2016.

This 2016 collection target applies only to household WEEE and so producers placing household WEEE onto the market will be required to finance their respective market share of what they placed onto the market in 2015, by category.

James Champ of B2B Compliance comments: “B2B Compliance have been working with members closely over the past couple of years to prepare for the change in dual use reporting. Whilst the collection targets have increased, and more traditionally non-household only producers are now picking up a market share obligation, we maintain our confidence that we will meet our members’ collection obligations in 2016.”