Producer Compliance Schemes
Producer Compliance Schemes (PCSs) offer administrative
and practical services to producers, to help them discharge their
obligations under the WEEE Regulations.
Once a producer becomes a member of a PCS, it is the PCS that
takes on the legal obligation to finance the costs of collection
and treatment of that member's WEEE. They do this by
arranging the clearance of household WEEE from Designated
Collection Facilities (DCFs) to approved treatment
facilities. In return, the treatment facilities will issue
evidence of recycling back to the PCS, which is offset against
their members' obligations.
Producer Compliance Schemes have numerous responsibilities under
the WEEE Regulations. The updated responsibilities are
detailed in the WEEE Amendments fact sheet below.
Amendments Factsheet (128kb)
Anybody can apply to operate as a Producer Compliance
Scheme. Applications must be submitted by 30 September prior
to the relevant compliance year (calendar year). Approval is
now 'open-ended', however updated Operational Plans must be
submitted by 31 July every year. If at any point an
Operational Plan is deemed unsatisfactory, then approval may be
To read more about operating as a PCS, please consult parts 4
and 7 of the UK Regulations (in
conjunction with the 2009 Amendments) and chapter 6 of the Government
The forms required for the necessary data reporting can be found
on our Forms page.
A list of approved Producer Compliance Schemes can be found on
the WEEE Public Register.