Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
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.
Read about who is affected by the WEEE Regulations
Read about the equipment that is covered by the WEEE regulations
Read about what producers of electrical and electronic equipment must do
Read about what distributors of EE must do
If your business uses electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) you should be aware of your responsibilities when you dispose of it.
Read about repairing refurbishing and storing WEEE
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.
Some waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is classified as hazardous/special waste.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
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Read more on the DAERA website
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