Producers of consumer WEEE have the following obligations under the WEEE Directive:

  • To register and renew registration as a producer of WEEE with the Producer Register Limited
  • To provide accurate information regarding the volume of product placed on the market on a monthly basis through the Blackbox
  • Finance the environmentally sound management of WEEE by joining a compliance scheme or by self-complying
  • Ensure EEE placed on the market is in compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Regulations, S.I. No. 513/2012
  • To inform the consumer of their entitlements and the specific arrangements for WEEE when purchasing a new product
  • To display the following sign at all retail stores, retailing EEE and batteries (including batteries incorporated into EEE) in a conspicuous position within 1 m of the point of sale of EEE (till) or where EEE or batteries are displayed. Please see Schedule 6 of the regulations>>

Retailer WEEE Obligations

  • Any retailer that takes back WEEE must be registered with their local authority at a cost of €200 or with the Compliance Scheme (free of charge) responsible for their area. Find out more>>
  • All retail premises from which EEE is distributed or used for the storage of EEE prior to its distribution must be registered, as above
  • A new requirement is that retailers with an EEE sales area greater than 400m2 must take back small WEEE (less than 25CM) without any obligation on consumers to purchase a new item
  • All retailers of EEE must take back WEEE from private households free of charge and on a one for one basis in-store and on delivery of new appliances. There is no time limit on take back in store
  • Retailers may no longer bring WEEE to Local Authority/Civic Amenity Sites. It is mandatory for retailers to hand over all WEEE to the compliance scheme that operates in your area
  • They must ensure that the storage and transport of WEEE collected meets the requirements of the Regulations and terms and conditions of the compliance schemes collecting the WEEE
  • They must ensure that private householders are informed of the WEEE take-back facilities available to them and that they are encouraged to participate in the separate collection of WEEE
  • They must not sell electrical and electronic products from a ‘producer’ who is not in possession of a valid Certificate of Registration or a valid Certificate of Renewal of Registration from the Producer Register Limited
  • They must display the following sign at all retail stores, retailing EEE and batteries (including batteries incorporated into EEE) in a conspicuous position within 1 m of the point of sale of EEE (till) or where EEE or batteries are displayed