What can be recycled under WEEE?

Recycling WEEE and waste batteries is free. The vEMC pays for the WEEE to be collected and recycled safely. Find the recycling centre nearest to you, where you can recycle your WEEE, batteries, and light bulbs. You can also bring WEEE to a shop or retail outlet when you are buying a new product.

How do you dispose of WEEE?

Under the WEEE system, householders have a duty to dispose of their electrical waste properly. If the item of electrical or electronic equipment has a crossed out wheelie bin symbol on it, do not dispose of in your bin but instead take it to the nearest household waste recycling or civic amenity centre.

What products are covered by the WEEE directive?

Equipment covered by the WEEE Regulations

  • large household appliances, eg fridges, radiators and air conditioning appliances.
  • small household appliances, eg sewing machines, toasters and clocks.
  • IT and telecommunications equipment, eg computers and their accessories, calculators and phones.

How is WEEE recycled?

How is it recycled? Waste electrical and electronic equipment are collected at council recycling centres and at some retailers. It is then taken to a reprocessing plant where they are shredded into small pieces.

What does WEEE directive do?

The purpose of the Directive was to set targets for the collection, recovery and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment across Europe and divert volumes of waste electrical equipment from landfill. The legislation places the onus on producers to be responsible for their items when they become waste.

What is household WEEE?

3.1 When AATFs can issue evidence on household WEEE Find out when retailers and distributors must take back electrical waste in store. It is described as waste with no intention to assess or reuse, and collected by, or on behalf of, a PCS .

Is the WEEE Directive mandatory?

Is it mandatory? With a few exceptions, most electrical and electronic equipment sold in the EU must bear a specific marking. WEEE labels are mandatory for the following product categories: temperature exchange equipment, such as fridges and air-conditioning units.

What is an EEE product?

Electrical or electronic versions of standard products such as electric toothbrushes and electric suitcases are EEE products. Products that are not connected to a mains supply may still be EEE . They can be wind-up, battery-powered and solar-powered products.

Does weee apply to packaging?

The so-called WEEE directive is great for the environment, but firms across Ireland have to comply. Packaging, electrical and electronic appliances, batteries and even cars are examples of products that are subject to producer responsibility initiatives in Ireland as required under European environmental directives.

Is WEEE waste hazardous?

Some waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is classified as hazardous/special waste. This includes WEEE that contains hazardous components or substances such as: polychlorinated biphenyls, eg in capacitors. ozone-depleting substances, eg in fridges and freezers.

What is covered by the WEEE Directive?

Since 15 August 2018, all electrical and electronic equipment are covered by the directive, except for the ones specifically excluded. The WEEE directive covers electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) used by consumers (B2C) and EEE intended for professional use (B2B).

What is WEEE (waste and electronic equipment)?

Connected topics: Chemicals Circular economy Restriction of hazardous substances in EEE (RoHS) Waste and recycling The amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment (widely known as WEEE or e-waste) generated every year in the EU is increasing rapidly.

What are the EU rules on WEEE?

EU rules on WEEE aim to contribute to sustainable production and consumption. They address environmental and other issues caused by the growing number of discarded electronics in the EU.

Where can I find information on WEEE implementation and enforcement?

For questions on WEEE implementation or enforcement, please contact Member State authorities or the European WEEE Registers Network (EWRN). To purchase European Standards, please contact the national members of the European Standardization Organisations. Contact the relevant European Standardization Organisation CENELEC.