ERP Ireland – WEEE Compliance

WEEE regulations can be complex. Created by producers for producers, over 38,000 customers across 62 countries trust The European Recycling Platform, (ERP) to manage their compliance obligations. We provide our members with high-quality compliance and help large, medium and small businesses navigate the complexities of compliance for electrical and electronic equipment and batteries.

Our straightforward solutions make environmental compliance and extended producer responsibility simple.

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Your responsibilities

What do I need to do?

Under the European Union’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, producers who place electrical and electronic equipment on the market are required to provide for the collection and treatment of these goods when they are disposed of by the consumer.

Under the legislation, EEE producers may transfer their WEEE compliance obligations to an approved compliance scheme such as ERP.

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 their own brand
  • Resells under their 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

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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.


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How ERP makes it easy for your business

From first contact, through to registration and ongoing reporting, we provide a knowledgeable and professional service to help you understand and comply with WEEE and battery legislation.

Using our experienced operations team and pan-European network of licensed waste contractors and treatment operators, ERP can manage every stage in the disposal of WEEE and can provide bespoke take-back solutions and other waste services.

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

Our WEEE Compliance Service Explained

Producers join ERP Ireland to help them meet their compliance obligations. ERP supports its members through:

  • Leveraging its specialist skills related to procurement, technical audit, logistics and transport, treatment, project management and IT;
  • Arranging for the collection and treatment of electrical and electronic equipment;
  • Promoting awareness of recovery of electrical goods and batteries and educating the public on the practices and benefits of recovering these products;
  • Providing updates on WEEE matters to members;
  • Active involvement in the shaping of WEEE regulations in Ireland and throughout Europe;
  • Representing its members in a range of fora and working groups.

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