WEEE Directive & Compliance

Recycling of WEEE is a specialist part of the waste and recycling industry.  It is a rapidly growing sub-sector due largely to the implementation of the original WEEE Directive in the UK by the WEEE Regulations 2006, With that came the associated requirements  for the recovery, reuse, recycling and treatment  of  WEEE.

The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 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.

In order to recycle WEEE wastes, a site must be AATF Certified, this means the site meets strict guidelines which are given by the Environment Agency and are in line with environmental policies.

This ensures that the Best Available Treatment, Recovery and Recycling Techniques (BATRRT) are put in place and used throughout the business set up.

Here at Davis Commercial Services we hold the licence to operate as not only an AATF but a permitted facility.

Our licences allow us to treat WEEE wastes, this can include, degassing, disassembly, shredding, recovery or preparation for disposal on products.

Only operators of approved ATFs (AATFs) can issue evidence notes for the treatment, recovery or recycling of WEEE that takes place in the UK. The evidence we provide on your behalf will relate to treatment, recovery and recycling being carried out on our approved site.