The Essential Guide to Producers of B2C or Both

When registering as a B2C or Both Producer you will be required to pay an Environment Agency fee which is standard across all PCSs. Membership fees however are not and we believe that by asking the following relevant questions you will be able to make an educated decision on which PCS is best for you.

1. Based on the quantities of EEE I place on the UK Market would it be cost effective to run my own compliance scheme?

2. What is the cost of Membership and:

  • What do I get for that?
  • Are there any additional charges I will need to pay?
  • Does it place any obligation on me to inform my customers?
  • Do I have the ability to complete my returns online?

3. What are the costs associated with collecting returned B2B WEEE from my location and do I pay this in advance?

4. What is the mechanism you use for charging market share obligations for B2C WEEE collected.

These questions may seem confusing but it is essential that you understand them and the answers provided to ensure you do not pay more than you need to. As a Producer you have to join a PCS, just make sure you get cost effective compliance.

“We are passionate in the belief that Market Share Obligation payments should be wholly transparent when contracting B2C Compliance”

Vincent Eckerman – AVC Weeeco

The Essential Guide to producers of B2B only

When registering as a B2B Producer you will be required to pay an Environment Agency fee which is standard across all PCSs. Membership fees however are not and we believe that by asking the following relevant questions you will be able to make an educated decision on which PCS is best for you.

1. Based on the quantities of EEE I place on the UK Market would it be cost effective to run my own compliance scheme?

2. What is the cost of Membership and:

  • What do I get for that?

  • Are there any additional charges I will need to pay?

  • Does it place any obligation on me to inform my customers?

  • Do I have the ability to complete my returns online?

3. I only sell my electronic equipment in to the B2B market, what options are available to me under the Regulations?

4. What are the costs associated with collecting returned WEEE from my location and do I pay this in advance?

These questions may seem confusing but it is essential that you understand them and the answers provided to ensure you do not pay more than you need to. As a Producer you have to join a PCS, just make sure you get cost effective compliance.

“We are passionate in the belief that B2B WEEE recycling should not be paid for in advance unless part of a fixed price compliance offer”

Vincent Eckerman – AVC Weeeco

How do I select an appropriate PCS?

Finding the appropriate PCS when the membership offers are so varied can be confusing, especially if you are a producer of both Business to Consumer (B2C) and Business to Business (B2B) EEE. However, by understanding some of the basic requirements, becoming compliant is a fairly simple process.

There are PCSs that are specific to B2B and B2C and there are those that do both. The golden rule when deciding on the appropriate PCS for you is to do comparisons and ensure when you do them that you are comparing “Apples with Apples”. Cheap initial offers may seem good but it’s the costs that are not declared that you need to be wary of.

Don’t be fooled by statements such as:

  • “It will be too expensive to run your own scheme”
  • “We are the preferred PCS for your particular sector”
  • “We have the cheapest membership fees”
  • “We are the largest compliance scheme”
  • “We are a not for profit organisation”
  • “WEEE Compliance from £3 per tonne” etc

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