Do I have Producer Responsibility?
Do you Manufacture, Import or act as Authorised Representative for EEE or batteries being placed onto the Irish market?
If so you may need to register with the Irish WEEE Register Society www.weeeregister.ie
For general information on Irish WEEE and Battery Producer Responsibility in Ireland www.epa.ie
Obligations as a Producer of EEE and/or Waste Batteries include:
- Registration with the National Registration Body, the WEEE Register Society and reporting to the WEEE Blackbox the amount in units and weights (kg) of EEE and/or batteries or accumulators (including incorporated) placed onto the Irish market on a monthly basis. Information on the Blackbox will be supplied by the WEEE Register Society upon registration with them.
- Responsibilities for financing the take-back of WEEE and/or batteries or accumulators and regarding collection, recycling and treatment targets, the preparation of a Waste Management Plan and reporting to the Environmental Protection Agency.
- Ensuring EEE placed on the market is in compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Regulations, S.I. 513 of 2012 and batteries comply with the restrictions as per the Waste Battery Regulations S.I.283 of 2014.
- Ensuring EEE and batteries meet the marking and consumer information requirements as per the Regulations.