Frequently Asked Questions - Questions for producers

The authorities will expect you to demonstrate compliance with the legislation in some other way.

That tends to differ from member state to member state. In some states one WEEE compliance scheme will cover all sectors, while in others several WEEE management systems will cover different sectors.

The following ten categories are in the scope of the Directive: ◦ Large household appliances ◦ Small household appliances ◦ IT and telecommunications equipment ◦ Consumer equipment ◦ Lighting equipment ◦ Electrical and electronic tools ◦ Toys, leisure and sports equipment ◦ Medical devices ◦ Monitoring and control instruments ◦ Automatic dispensers However, member states are entitled to define a somewhat different scope in their legislation transposing the Directive. Therefore, in order to assess if a given type of product falls under the legislation, the national (or sub-national) legislation must be analysed. The take-back systems have lists of products that they collect and recycle.
Directive 2012/19/EU has updated the categories: XXX

In the event the compliance scheme is taking over all responsibilities of administration, logistics and recycling from the individual producer or importer of products, the company needs to assess individually and on a case-by-case basis its financial responsibility. You might need to seek further guidance with your accountant for these matters.

Registration takes place at individual member state level in those states where the Directive has been transposed into national legislation. Even though the compliance schemes seek administrative simplification for their member companies by harmonising the procedure for registration and contracts while respecting at the same time the national differences, it is still necessary to register in every country and for every product group.