It is the responsibility of the local authority that WEEE from consumers is sorted correctly at the collection sites. Sorting requirements are found in Annex 7 to the WEEE Order.
In the WEEE delivered by local authorities to the producers/importers the requirements are:
If the local authority does not comply with these sorting requirements the producer/his collective scheme can choose to return equipment for sorting with the local authority. The producer/his collective scheme can also choose to request coverage of documented costs for sorting from the local authority.
It is up to the local authority to decide whether to assume sorting of WEEE itself or to cover related costs.