WEEE Charges - The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013

Under the requirements of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 (WEEE) as a manufacturer of luminaires, Mallatite Limited are legally obliged to register as a producer of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and be registered under a scheme for the recovery, treatment and recycling of all Electrical and Electronic Equipment that is produced and placed on the market by the manufacturer, e.g. traffic sign lights, etc.

As this scheme must be financed, the costs are therefore re-charged to the customer, as permitted under the regulations.  All luminaires will then be recovered for treatment/recycling at the end of life by the scheme provider.

Where any luminaires require recovery under the scheme, the customer should contact Mallatite with the details and we will then arrange this through our scheme provider.

WEEE directive charges

WEEE-luminaire      £0.20
WEEE-lamp              £0.10
WEEE-gear tray       £0.20
Prices correct as of 23/05/2016

These charges include luminaires, florescent lamps and gear trays.
Internally illuminated box signs and base lights are exempt from WEEE.



Further Information

The original Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment recycling (WEEE) Directive came into force in 2006 in the UK, with that came the associated requirements  for the recovery, reuse, recycling and treatment  of  WEEE.   The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 (“the Regulations link to external website”) became law in the UK on the 1st of January 2014 and replaced the 2006 Regulations. The new Regulations transpose the main provisions of Directive 2012/19/EU on WEEE which recasts the previous Directive 2002/96/EC. These regulations also provide for a wider range of products to be covered by the Directive with effect from 1st January 2019.

Further information on the WEEE Regulations 2013 can be found in the Government Guidance Notes PDF link to external website produced by the Department for Innovation and Skills.