The SENS Foundation was established as a non-profit organisation in 1990 (start of operations: 1 January 1991). The foundation promotes innovative recycling solutions organised by the private sector and ensures high quality standards in eRecycling and the environmentally friendly disposal of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).

SENS partners (producers, importers and retailers)

As of 1 January 2023, SENS eRecycling has contracts with around 1250 partners. All the key market players participate in the scheme and benefit from the proficiency and high standards of an established system.

Collection and logistics providers

SENS works with more than 750 accredited collection points (including municipalities). In addition, it is possible to return electrical appliances wherever they are sold – without having to buy a new one or having bought it there. SENS eRecycling thus offers a large network of collection points. Moreover, WEEE can be delivered directly to any of the accredited recycling partners.

Recycling partners

Moreover, the SENS network includes 18 licensed recycling partners and more than 80 dismantling companies as subcontractors. The contract between SENS and the recycling companies includes detailed technical requirements on storage, handling and treatment, as well as the reporting of activities and material flows. In order to ensure that quality standards are adhered to, at least one audit per year is carried out by specially appointed technical experts.

Categories covered

LHHAfully covered
SHHAfully covered
Lightingfully covered
Toolsfully covered
Toys/Leisure/Sportsfully covered





System Manager:

Pasqual Zopp


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The WEEE Forum a.i.s.b.l. is an international association representing 51 producer responsibility organisations across the globe. Together with our members, we are at the forefront of turning the extended producer responsibility principle into an effective electronic waste management policy approach through our combined knowledge of the technical, business and operational aspects of collection, logistics, de-pollution, processing, preparing for reuse and reporting of e-waste. Our mission is to be the world’s foremost e-waste competence centre excelling in the implementation of the circularity principle.

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