The PV CYCLE DTS is a UK-focused initiative of PV CYCLE, the pan-European, industry-led take-back and recycling solution for photovoltaic (PV) panel waste, and provides a comprehensive set of services to Distributors.

Good to know

The PV industry has given a commitment to the UK Government that it will establish and maintain a collection infrastructure for the free return of PV panels through the PV CYCLE DTS.

Under new Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations, coming into force in January 2014, retailers (known as Distributors) selling PV panels for private households are obligated to have a procedure in place to take back PV waste or, alternatively, must contribute towards a Government-approved Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS) to finance collections from local authority sites.

Our Value Proposition

  • Providing a PV Distributor with an alternative to being required to set up an independent free take-back service
  • Providing expert advice and guidance on Distributor-related topics under the UK WEEE Regulations
  • Further guidance and communication tools (posters, leaflets, etc.) to help a PV Distributor fulfil its obligations to ensure that information is provided in appropriate locations on site and on its website
  • Providing a PV Distributor, once registered with the PV CYCLE DTS, with a certificate as proof of compliance
  • A collection and recycling infrastructure for any redundant PV waste
  • A CSR-led solution for your waste policy

The UK Government has recognised that PV panels will not appear at local authority collection sites and the alternative PV CYCLE Distributor Take-back Scheme has been authorised by the Secretary of State specifically for the PV sector.

PV CYCLE Distributor Take-back Scheme

Place of Registration: England