The Finlay Cooper fund was formed in August 2006 by former Middlesbrough and England Defender Colin Cooper and his wife Julie. The fund was formed after their son tragically passed away after a choking accident. They now strive to try and help other children's causes and do something positive in his name. 

Every year AVC Weeeco support this cause and will be attending the Dragonfly Ball held at Wynyard Hall this year. 


In this day and age we can all fall into a habit of convenience and making any changes can be daunting- regardless of what it is! Whether it is your internet provider or gym membership, often we stay with a supplier that we are not fully happy with simply because its easy and the steps we would need to take to make the change! 

Often we talk to new members of our Compliance Scheme as well as new potential members who approach us. Changing Compliance Scheme doesn't have to be a daunting task and you can be rest assured there will be a warm friendly voice on the end of the phone waiting to greet you. 

So what do you need to do? 

First things first, if you would like to switch to you compliance scheme you must give notice to your existing compliance scheme. To do this will all be dependant upon your contract you have with them.  You will need to check the terms of the agreement and then you will then need to complete our registration forms and provide us with your data regarding the weight of EEE placed on the market. 

One of our team members will be happy to guide you through the steps and make the switch as smooth as possible! 

Give us a call today and discuss your requirements! 

There have been concerns raised over the system set up to ensure that WEEE is collected from civic amenity sites and HWRCs.

The Environment Agency as well as Defra are considering whether or not to make the system compulsory. As a result of the UKs struggle to meet recycling targets, Defra are said to be considering whether or not changes need to be made.  

The topic which is the centre of concern is the Producer Compliance Scheme Balancing System (PBS). A large number in the WEEE industry believe that the scheme may be being taking advantage of those schemes which are short of evidence. 


Landfill Tax rates increased across the UK from 1 April 2018. The tax has been extended to include disposals at unauthorised waste sites in England and Northern Ireland.

A further change from 1 April 2018 is that the Welsh Government now has its own powers to set the Landfill Tax for Wales. This will be known as the Landfill Disposals Tax (LDT) and has been confirmed at the same level as the rest of the UK this year.

Scotland continues to operate with its own landfill tax. This is set at same rate as the rest of the UK, and is known as the Scottish Landfill Tax (SLfT). 

As of last week, the Environment Agency have now obtained powers which allow them to tackle waste crime. This will allow the EA to lock illegal waste sites and force any illegal operators to clean up all waste. 

Going forward as part of the changes, EA employees will all wear body cameras following a “growing number of abusive incidents during site inspections”.


The changes were initially announced in January 2018 but were subject to parliamentary approval. This was in conjunction with a consultation by Defra on further action to crack-down on illegal sites. This consultation expired on Monday last week (March 26 2018).

The public consultation in which 90% of respondents, said Defra, were in favour of allowing regulators to take physical steps to prevent operators from accepting more illegally dumped waste.

The new powers will allow the EA to lock the gates of illegal sites to prevent the build-up of waste, and the EA can now force operators to clear all the waste at a problem site, not just the illegal waste.


Interested in starting a membership at Weeeco? Take a look at our member options and apply online



If you are interested in attending one of our seminars, take a look at our schedule for event details


Download Centre

Feel free to take a look through our download centre for relevant media and documents


Latest News

Check out our online newsroom for the latest updates and events regarding Weeeco and our services


Find Us

AVC Weeeco Limited,
Design Works, William Street
Felling, Gateshead
Tyne & Wear, NE10 OJP
United Kingdom

0845 257 7024