Producer and Importer Obligations

What is a producer?
A producer of EEE is defined as any person who irrespective of selling technique used, including by means of distance communication:

  • Manufacturers and sells electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) under his or her own brand
  • Resells under his or her own brand, equipment produced by other suppliers (Note: a reseller not being regarded as the ‘producer’ if the brand of the producer appears on the equipment)
  • Imports or exports EEE on a professional basis into a Member State

WEEE Producer Obligations
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 schemes or by self-compling
  • Ensure EEE placed on the market is in compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Regulations, S.I. 341 of 2005 as amended
  • 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>>

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Retailer and Distributor Obligations

What is a Distributor/Retailer?
A ‘distributor’ is any person that provides electrical equipment, electronic equipment, batteries and/or accumulators on a professional basis to an end-user. However, for the purpose of this page a distributor is referred to as a retailer.

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 for 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

For Retailers selling WEEE

For Retailers selling WEEE and batteries

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.

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.

What happens to your WEEE

  • Value

    Single price per tonne for each type of household electrical and electronic equipment

  • Transparency

    Clear pricing and invoicing that shows exactly what we do for you

  • Support

    Support for takeback of your products


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