Electrical retailers can now register for the fourth phase of the WEEE Distributor Takeback Scheme (DTS).
Valpak who manage the programme for Defra has now given retailers the option to sign up to the scheme up until December 2019.
Local authorities will be able to bid once money has been placed in the fund by the retailers who sign-up to the scheme.
The fund size all depends on how many of the retailers rejoin the scheme as part of their obligations under the WEEE regulations.
“We hope that local authorities will build on the imagination and initiative that many showed during previous phases, and put forward a range of proposals that will help to develop WEEE collections for the future.”
Over the next three years, it should be worth £500,000 to £600,000 Valpak estimates.
The aim is to encourage Councils to use the funding to develop practical and innovative methods to increase the reuse of whole appliances and the tonnage of separately collected domestic WEEE for recycling or gain the recycling rate of collected equipment.