T11 Exemption


This allows Bamboo to repair and refurbish waste electronics on site so that the WEEE or any dismantled parts can be reused for its original purpose.

Bamboo cannot:

  • Treat WEEE for the purpose of disposal to landfill/incineration.
  • Mix hazardous waste with other hazardous or non-hazardous waste.
  • Treat more than 1000 tonnes in any 12-month period. Bamboo must keep certain records including: the quantity, nature, origin and destination and treatment method for all waste disposed or recovered. Keep these records for 2 years and they must be made to the EA if requested.

DCF (A Designated Collection Facility)


Designated Collection Facilities (DCFs) are sites dedicated to the collection of WEEE from Private Households (WPH) for onward clearance by, or on behalf of, producers or compliance schemes. DCFs may be established at local authority civic amenity sites or waste transfer stations, or by distributors, producers, third parties or charitable and social enterprise organisations engaged in the re-use of EEE.

EA exemptions – S2 (Formally known as Paragraph 41 Exemption)


This allows Bamboo to store and sort WEEE for the purpose of its recovery elsewhere. As part of the duty of care requirements, those that send waste to Bamboo must ensure that Bamboo either holds a waste management license (environmental permit) or an exemption to hold such a permit. This exemption allows you to receive, store and sort WEEE.

Bamboo cannot:

  • Store WEEE for longer than 3 months and you cannot store more than 80m3.

Waste Carrier’s Licence


This allows Bamboo to collect waste from its clients. All transfers of waste must be covered by a waste transfer note that is signed by Bamboo and by the client. Bamboo must keep a copy of these for at least 2 years and be made available to the EA upon request.

AATF Licence (An Approved Authorised Treatment Facility)


The AATF licence allows Bamboo to issue evidence notes against goods recovered. What does that all mean? Organisations that put EEE on the market have a responsibility to finance the treatment of these goods when they become waste. Most will join a producer compliance scheme to help meet these responsibilities. The way the producer compliance scheme demonstrates that these obligations have been met are through evidence notes which are issued by an AATF through a central body. The only reason one needs one of these licences is to be able to provide evidence notes to these producer compliance schemes. It is the only way to be able to issue evidence of recycling, recovery and reuse of WEEE to a producer compliance scheme.