DHL, the international express and logistics company has reported a surge in the number of local authorities seeking interest in its Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliance scheme.
The news comes amid ongoing WEEE collection cost disputes among WEEE compliance scheme operators. DHL claim that local authorities have been left in the crossfire over disputes on WEEE collection costs and evidence notes.
DHL head of waste Paul James said: Understandably, this period of what can only be described as posturing between some WEEE scheme operators has done little to sooth the fears of local authorities who require professional, consistent and efficient WEEE collection from their civic amenity (CA) sites. Clearly, the recent problems with some producer compliance schemes not paying suppliers has affected the continuity of service provided to a number of CA sites.
In the last week, DHL have commenced discussions with half a dozen authorities unhappy with their current WEEE schemes.
James added: The last thing authorities want is instability and recent wobbles involving some of the biggest names in the emerging WEEE market which has created a lot of unnecessary uncertainty among local authorities.