REPIC Limited is the UK’s largest electrical and electronic compliance scheme. REPIC was formed on the 15th January 2004 by UK producers of electric and electronic equipment. REPIC compliance scheme members (over 100) currently represent around 50% of the weight and value of the electrical and electronic equipment products sold annually in the UK. REPIC’s role is to administer and discharge the obligations of its members under the WEEE Directive. REPIC is a not for profit company, limited by guarantee, formed from the representative trade associations in the UK and owned solely by companies obligated under the WEEE Directive. Repic also provides Battery and Packaging compliance solutions for its members.
Mission and objectives
REPIC is totally committed to providing maximum compliance at competitive cost through best environmental practices, clear auditable evidence trails and working with its collection and treatment partners to develop the shortest route possible from collection to treatment.
REPIC provides compliance solutions for all types of WEEE and companies all over the UK under the WEEE Regulations. Producer members are provided with expertise and guidance in the complicated fields of producer responsibility legislation. Members are provided with compliance solutions through the services provided to local authority partners, waste companies, retailers, charities, re-use organisations and treatment partners.
Logistics and Treatment Providers
Local Authority sites form the backbone of the UK’s collection network. Virtually all Household Waste Recycling Centre sites (HWRCs) have opted into the WEEE collection system by becoming Designated Collection Facilities (DCFs). Some are operated by Local Authorities, others by Waste Companies under contract to Local Authorities. REPIC currently partners with several hundred collection sites operated directly by councils or their chosen waste management partners. REPIC’s members, many of whom own are major brand name owners, take their environmental responsibilities seriously and REPIC expects its transport and treatment partners to operate to the highest environmental and ethical standards. In addition to local authority, waste company, retailer and producer member WEEE take back, there are other organisations, such as charities or commercial enterprises, who also legitimately collect WEEE.