Publication of the list of approved schemes puts the Environment Agencies and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) on track, meeting their deadline to approve schemes by the end of February.
The next step towards WEEE day is the March 15 deadline, the date by which producers have to join one of the compliance schemes. The schemes will then have until March 31 to register their members with the relevant environment agency, which will issue each producer with a producer registration number.
Environment agency WEEE project manger Bob Mead said: We are now working to our next priority to approve the facilities in England and Wales that will be involved in recycling the WEEE.
The approval process is currently being designed and we are working to have the forms and related documents for prospective facilities ready around mid-March. We will then hope to be receiving applications from April 1 with the aim of determining them by July 1.
The 37 approved compliance schemes are: A1 Compliance, Accerio WEEE Scheme, Advantage Waste Brokers, B2B Compliance, B2BWEEE Scheme, Budget Pack, City Compliance Scheme, Compliance 4U Ltd, Comply Direct, Dataserv Compliance Limited, DHL WEEE Compliance, Draeger Medical, Econo-Weee, Electric, Electrolink, ERP UK, Foneback, Interlevin, Lumicom Compliance Scheme, Lundy Lifecycle, My Key Recycling, Northern Compliance Limited, Recycle 1st, Recycling Telecom, RENE AG, REPIC, Recolight, Servis WEEE, Shields Environmental PCS, Transform, Valpak, Veolia ES WEEE Compliance Scheme (UK) Ltd, WE3 Compliance, WEEE Compliance UK, WEEECare, WEEE Comply, WEEE Link.