Q. What is WEEE?
Q. Who is WEEE Ireland?
Q. Who are our members?
Q. What is a Producer?
Under the regulations, a Producer is anybody that:
a) Manufactures in the state or imports from outside the state on a professional basis, batteries or any products operated by batteries or mains power.
b) Is established in another Member State or third country, but sells electrical and/or electronic equipment (EEE) by means of distance communication directly to private households and/or other users in separate Member States.
All producers must register with the National Producer Registration Body.
Q What are my Producer Obligations?
- Registering with the Producer Register Limited, and Membership of a Compliance Scheme (if applicable).
- Holding a Certificate of Registration, and Certificate of Membership of a Compliance Scheme where applicable.
- Reporting placed on the market (POM) data to the Blackbox each month.
- Financing the future management and recycling of material at end of life.
- Providing take-back and recycling information to the end user.
- Product Marking (Crossed out wheelie bin, CE, ROHs)
- ROHS conformity.
- Internet Sellers also have some additional obligations, see here »
Q. What is the National Producer Registration Body (NPRB)?
Q. Where do I display my Producer Registration Number?
Q. What is an Authorised Representative?
Q. Is my WEEE B2C?
Q. Is my WEEE B2B?
Q. Is my WEEE Dual Use?
Q. How do I register for B2C compliance?
Q. How do I register for B2B compliance?
Q. I am also a retailer, do I need to register this too?
Q. What is the Blackbox?
Q. When do I Report to the Blackbox?
Q. What do I Report to the Blackbox?
Any electrical, electronic or battery operated products including batteries that you import or purchase from an unregistered local supplier requires reporting. Using the category listings issued by the NPRB (currently version 5.7), you select the relevant products that are in scope of the regulations and their reporting categories.
Should you require any clarification on if a particular products falls under the scope, you can contact the National Producer Registration Body for assistance at 01 5522606, or on firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. What do I NOT Report to the Blackbox?
b) Any EEE or batteries you are exporting directly from ROI. Proof of export will need to be retained.
Q. How do I Report EEE to the Blackbox?
For EEE you need to know the sales of relevant products by:
- WEEE category
- Sub category
- Channel (B2C/B2B)
* The data highlighted in red is what will be input to the Blackbox. This information should be filed in hard copy as it is part of your audit trail and should be traceable by product code through your sales invoicing system and back to your purchasing system also.
Q. How do I report batteries to the Blackbox?
Q. Blackbox reporting example.
These are the sequences in which the information will be requested on the black box. Ideally this information is obtained on a sales report from your computer giving the sales units and weight per invoice line per sub category with a total of units and weight by sub category.
- No of Weight Total Invoice
- Cat 2.2 Product units per unit weight number
- ABC 1 Kettle 4,000 1.5kg 6,000kg 54321
- DEF 1 Blender 3,000 1.2kg 3,600kg 54321
- HGK 1 Juicer 2,000 0.5kg 1,000kg 54321
- 2.2 total 9,000 10,600kg *
* The data highlighted in red is what will be input to the Black Box. This information should be filed in hard copy as it is part of your audit trail and should be traceable by product code through your sales invoicing system and back to your purchasing system also.
Q. How do I determine weights for Blackbox reporting?
It is extremely important that full and accurate reporting of net weight by product category is made to the Black Box each month. As of the 26/09/08, product weight must include any accessories supplied with it, but must exclude any packaging, instructions for use and incorporated/embedded batteries. The weight of batteries incorporated in products must be deducted from the product weight before the product weight is reported to the Black Box.
As of the 26/09/08 battery weights, excluding packaging, are reported separately to the Black Box under the appropriate chemistry classification in category 11. (Prior to 26/09/08 battery weights were included in the product weight.)
Q. What about Trade/Customer Returns:
Q. What if I encounter difficulties with my reporting?
Q. I source my products from local suppliers, do I still need to report?
Q. What are Visible Environmental Management Fees?
WEEE Ireland charges its member companies these fees based on the numbers of units reported to the Black Box. Visible fees were re-introduced with effect from 01/07/2014.
Q. What are Recycling Management Costs (RMCs)?
Q. What ROHs information is required, and how?
Q. What information do I need to provide to the end-user of EEE?
(i) the requirement not to dispose of waste electrical and electronic equipment as unsorted municipal waste and to have such waste electrical and electronic equipment collected separately,
(ii) their role in contributing to re-use, recycling and other forms of recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment,
(iii) the return and collection systems available to them,
(iv) the potential effects on the environment and human health as a result of the presence of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, and
Q. What information do I need to provide the end-user of Batteries?
(i) The potential effects on the environment and human health of the substances used in batteries.
(ii) The desirability of not disposing of waste batteries as unsorted municipal waste and of participating in their separate collection so as to facilitate treatment and recycling.
(iii) Their role in contributing to the recycling of waste batteries.
(iv) The meaning of the symbol of the crossed-out wheeled bin shown in the Fifth Schedule and the chemical symbols Hg, Cd and Pb.
(v) How to safely remove a battery from an appliance where a battery is incorporated into the appliance concerned.
(vi) Where appropriate, the type of any battery that is incorporated into an appliance.
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