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WEEE - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

WEEE - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations aim to reduce the environmental impacts of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) when it reaches the end of its life.

You must comply with the WEEE Regulations if you manufacture, import, rebrand, distribute or dispose of EEE, such as household appliances, IT equipment, lighting equipment and power tools.

This guideline explains who is affected by the WEEE Regulations and which types of equipment are covered. It outlines the key responsibilities for each type of affected business.

Additional resources

  

 Businesses affected by the WEEE Regulations

Read about who is affected by the WEEE Regulations

Producers of electrical and electronic equipment – What you must do

Read about what producers of electrical and electronic equipment must do

Distributors of electrical and electronic equipment – What you must do

Read about what distributors of EE must do

Users of electrical and electronic equipment – What you must do

If your business uses electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) you should be aware of your responsibilities when you dispose of it.

Read what you must do with WEEE

Repairing, refurbishing and storing WEEE

 

Read about repairing refurbishing and storing WEEE

Treating and recycling WEEE

Read about treating and recycling WEEE

Operating a WEEE producer compliance scheme

Producer compliance schemes (PCS) arrange for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) to be collected and treated, recycled or reused on behalf of their members.

Read about what you must do to run a WEEE producer compliance scheme

Dealing with hazardous WEEE

Some waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is classified as hazardous/special waste.

Read about dealing with WEEE that has hazardous properties

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