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ERP in the UK

ERP UK Ltd is the UK operation for European Recycling Platform (ERP).

ERP UK was approved by the Environment Agency as a WEEE producer compliance scheme on 21 February 2007 (WEE/XP3338PD/SCH) and as a battery compliance scheme (BCS2010755/E) on 30 September 2009. ERP UK was approved by Defra as a packaging compliance scheme on 11 September 2012.

ERP UK's members are responsible for approximately 15% of the electrical and electronic products and roughly 5% of the portable batteries sold in the UK.

ERP UK delivers solutions to over 400 DCF sites across 50 local authorities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (shown in red in the map below).

Pan-European Scheme

ERP was created in 2002 as the first and only pan-European scheme to effectively implement the European Union's WEEE Directive.

ERP currently operates 26 compliance schemes (13 for WEEE, 12 for batteries and 1 for packaging) in 13 countries (shown in red in the map below).

ERP has more than 2,300 producer members and has collected and treated over 1.8 million tonnes of WEEE and waste batteries.

For more information on European membership of ERP, please click here or email