The government sets annual targets for the recycling of all waste electricals – to ensure UK companies are WEEE compliant. If electrical appliance producers don’t meet those targets then they pay a compliance fee to contribute financially towards a fund – the WEEE Fund.
Ultimately, the aim of the WEEE Fund is to support actions that will help the UK increase recycling and reuse of old and unwanted electricals.
The crossed-out wheelie bin is the WEEE symbol.
All electricals must be recycled under the WEEE Regulations – anything with a plug, battery or cable. WEEE waste includes: