Under the WEEE Regulations producers of electrical and electronic equipment are required to register with the environment authorities. These fees are tiered to represent the size of the producer, to ensure the cost to SMEs are proportionate. These fees do not cover enforcement costs which are met by the Department of Trade and Industry.
Under the WEEE Regulations the issue of membership fees is a commercial matter between Producer Compliance Schemes and producers. Producer Compliance Schemes are however required under the regulations to ensure they have sufficient resources to fully discharge the obligation of their members.