Register a T11 waste exemption

T11 exemption allows you to repair, refurbish or dismantle various types of WEEE so that the whole WEEE item - or any dismantled parts - can be reused for their original purpose, or dismantled parts can be recovered

Allows you to repair, refurbish or dismantle various types of WEEE so that the whole WEEE item or any dismantled parts can be reused for their original purpose or dismantled parts can be recovered.

Types of activity you can carry out

These include:

  • A business collects waste computers from householders and businesses that no longer want them
  • A reclamation group received waste electrical goods collected by the local authority from businesses and households

Both sort out the waste equipment into those that can be repaired and those that can’t. Once sorted they repair some items and dismantle the rest to be reused as parts.

Types of activity you can’t carry out

You can’t:

  • De-gas ozone depleting substances
  • Treat WEEE to be disposed of to landfill or incinerated
  • Mix hazardous waste with other hazardous or non-hazardous waste
  • Accept or treat fluorescent light bulbs or tubes

Types of waste you can treat

The waste codes are listed in the List of Wastes (LoW) Regulations. You need to make sure your waste fits within the relevant waste code and description.

Waste code

Type of waste


WEEE containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)


WEEE containing hazardous substances or components other than polychlorinated biphenyls, CFC, HCFC or HFC, or free asbestos. For example, a TV monitor containing a cathode ray tube.


WEEE not containing hazardous substances or components.


Non hazardous components removed from discarded equipment


WEEE containing CFCs


WEEE containing hazardous components other than fluorescent tubes and other mercury containing waste or CFCs


WEEE not containing hazardous substances or components

Amount of waste you can treat

You can store or treat up to 1,000 tonnes over any 12 month period.

Key conditions

The key conditions are:

  • You must use the best available treatment, recovery and recycling techniques (BATRRT) when treating the waste see BATRRT guidance for more information
  • The place where WEEE is stored or treated should have an impermeable surface with facilities for collecting spillages and, where appropriate, decanters and cleanser-degreasers
  • The area where WEEE is stored should have a weatherproof covering – a covered container or roofed building
  • Whole and dismantled WEEE components should be stored appropriately to prevent them being damaged that could stop them being reused or pose a risk to the environment
  • Hazardous waste, such as batteries, should be stored in suitable containers
  • The purpose must be to ensure that the WEEE is put back to use as whole equipment if possible. If not possible, equipment can be taken apart so that the components can be used again. If that is not possible, equipment can be taken apart so the materials can be recycled

Related exemptions

If you only want to store WEEE prior to its treatment elsewhere see the guidance on S2 - storing waste in a secure place

How to register a T11 exemption

You need to register this exemption with Natural Resources Wales if you meet the requirements:

Complete the WEEEX001form

The exemption is valid for 3 years and there is an £840.00 charge.

Send queries and completed applications to


Application fees can be paid the in the following ways:


Make the electronic transfer to:
Company name: Natural Resources Wales
Company address: Income Department, PO BOX 663, Cardiff, CF24 0TP
Bank: RBS
Address: National Westminster Bank Plc., 2 1/2 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4BA 
Sort code:  60-70-80 
Account number: 10014438

Please put T11 Exemption in the payment reference and email the reference and date of payment to


Send the cheque to:

The Producer Responsibility Unit
Natural Resources Wales
Rivers House
St Mellons Business Park
CF11 6QU

Contact us

If you have any questions you can either call us on 03000 65 3096 or email

Related document downloads

WEEEX001 T11 application form Apply to register a T11 waste exemption. WORD [164.7 KB]