Simplifying WEEE Reporting

Have you ever tried to register and report your electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in the various EU Member States?

WEEE Reporting is not always simple, but luckily, Regulation 2019/290 clarifies the process. Furthermore, at Enviropass we also have good solutions to ease your WEEE reporting!

WEEE Reporting Challenges

As a producer, if you have tried WEEE Reporting, you’ve likely faced multiple registration and reporting formats from one Member State to another. The burdensome administrative process has jeopardized the efficiency of the WEEE 2012/19/EU Directive over the years.

Fortunately, Regulation 2019/290, called establishing a single format for registration and reporting of producers of electrical and electronic equipment to the register, entered into force on January 1st, 2020, to harmonize the practices between the EU Member States.

Indeed, Annexes I and II of this regulation provide harmonized formats and information elements for:

  • Registration in a Member State
  • Reporting to register of a Member State on EEE placed on its market

WEEE Reporting Annex I

According to Annex I of Regulation 2019/290, the format for the registration of a producer includes its:

  • Official name
  • Legal address
  • Trading name
  • Name and address of contact person
  • Categories of EEE
  • National identification / business registration code
  • National tax number
  • Answers to questions concerning producer responsibility, financing responsibility, and distance selling
  • Declaration of truth
WEEE Reporting

Additionally, the format for the registration of an authorized representative includes their:

  • Name
  • Legal address
  • National tax number
  • Name and contact details of represented producers
  • Categories of EEE
  • Answers to questions concerning producer responsibility, financing responsibility, and distance selling
  • Declaration of truth

WEEE Reporting Annex II

According to Annex II of Regulation 2019/290, the format for reporting an EEE product to the register of a Member State includes:

  • The name and contact details of the producer or authorized representative
  • National identification / business registration code
  • National tax number
  • Reporting period
  • Quantity of EEE introduced to the market of the Member State (in tonnes)
  • Declaration of truth
WEEE Wires

What is the EU WEEE Directive?

The European Union (EU) Directive 2012/19/EU, known as the WEEE Directive, aims to reduce the negative impacts of electrical and electronic waste through efficient recycling and collection.

 

WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. Several countries, including Canada and the United States, have regulations like WEEE to minimize environmental harm caused by electronic waste.

How to Comply with the WEEE Directive

If you are a supplier introducing electrical or electronic equipment into the EU market, you must comply with WEEE Regulation.

 

To comply with WEEE, producers must:

  • Supply information on waste management of their products to treatment facilities, in user manuals, or online
  • Mark their devices with the crossed-out wheelie bin symbol, as per standard EN 50419
  • Adhere to an authorized WEEE Compliance Scheme unless they already have their own approved recycling and collection system
  • Appoint Authorized Representatives (AR) in the several EU Member States if they do not already have a local legal entity there
  • Archive WEEE Information for at least four years
  • Declare the articles placed into the market (WEEE Reports) annually, or more often in some States
  • Pay the corresponding eco-fees

If you have any questions or concerns about e-waste, contact Enviropass. We would love to hear from you and show you how our WEEE compliance solutions can ease your journey