From the beginning of January 2019, household luminaires come into scope of the UK’s WEEE regulations. Manufacturers, importers, and own branders of domestic light fittings will need to comply with the same requirements that other sectors of the electrical industry have met since 2007.
Time line for compliance;
• 2018 join a WEEE Producer Compliance Scheme (PCS).
• 2019 declare products put on market. Costs in 2019 will be limited to PCS membership and EA charges only.
• 2020 a government target will be set for recycling. Costs in 2020 will also include a charge for recycling, based on market share.
Producers will need to put the crossed wheelie bin symbol on the product or packaging, and record and report the total weight of household luminaires sold each quarter.
Recolight provide WEEE compliance for all lighting and a recycling service too, taking on your WEEE obligations. To date, Recolight have financed the recycling of more LEDs lamps and luminaires than all other UK schemes put together!