Your responsibilities

Producers of electrical and electronic equipment or their authorised representatives have the following obligations:

  • Obligation of disassembly-friendly production design.
  • Obligation of regular reporting to the German WEEE authority (monthly sales, takeback reporting and annual recycling reporting).
  • Collection and take-back of WEEE.
  • Appointment of an authorised representative for organisations without German subsidiary.
  • Provisioning of a so-called insolvency save guarantee for producers of B2C products.

Furthermore, distributors and distant sellers with sales or warehouse space larger than 400 m² for electronic equipment have to take-back WEEE free-of-charge from consumers.

Producer definition according to WEEE directive

‘producer’ means any natural or legal person who, irrespective of the selling

technique used, including distance communication within the meaning of

Directive 97/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 1997 on

the protection of consumers in respect of distance contracts:

(i) is established in a Member State and manufactures EEE under his own name or

trademark, or has EEE designed or manufactured and markets it under his

name or trademark within the territory of that Member State;

(ii) is established in a Member State and resells within the territory of that

Member State, under his own name or trademark, equipment produced by other

suppliers, a reseller not being regarded as the ‘producer’ if the brand of the

producer appears on the equipment, as provided for in point (i);

(iii) is established in a Member State and places on the market of that

Member State, on a professional basis, EEE from a third country or from

another Member State; or

(iv) sells EEE by means of distance communication directly to private households

or to users other than private households in a Member State, and is established

in another Member State or in a third country.

Whoever exclusively provides financing under or pursuant to any finance agreement

shall not be deemed to be a ‘producer’ unless he also acts as a producer within the

meaning of points (i) to (iv);

How ERP makes it easy for your business

We can assist at every stage in the disposal of WEEE and handle all the complexities, making things as simple as possible. Our solutions help you meet or surpass national standards and provide the best value for your business needs.

Using our experienced operations team and our wide network of licensed waste carriers and treatment operators, ERP can arrange for the collection and treatment of WEEE from member sites.

We can provide bespoke take-back solutions and other waste services, and our product take-back offer also includes specialist services, such as secure destruction, if required.

  • Value

    We are adding value to your business. Let us take care of your legal obligations and provide you with time for your business.

  • Transparency

    Clear, fair and transparent pricing.

  • Support

    Support with take-back of your products, registration with authorities and mandatory reporting.

How does it all work?

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Here you find further information on recycling:

what happens to your waste

where to recycle


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    Surrie Everett-Pascoe, Regional Manager Sustainability and Management Systems, Canon UK
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