Who is a Distributor ?

Under the new WEEE Regulations retailers or installers selling photovoltaic (PV) panels to private households are classified as Distributors.

With the PV CYCLE Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS), Distributors of PV panels now have the opportunity to join a Government-approved, PV sector solution, providing you with an efficient and cost-effective waste management solution.

PV Distributors’ Obligations:

  • have a procedure in place to take back PV waste or
  • contribute towards a Government-approved Distributor Take-back Scheme to finance collections from dedicated collection facilities (DCFs)

While “Producers” of PV panels (manufacturers and importers) are legally obligated to pay the onward logistics and recycling costs of PV panels from collection points, the PV CYCLE Distributor Take-back Scheme provides a vital link in the chain to ensure that an infrastructure of collection points is developed and maintained to provide a sustainable solution to end-of-life PV panels.