Guide

WEEE responsibilities of manufacturers, rebranders and importers

Introduction

If you manufacture, rebrand or import electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), you are a producer of EEE and need to comply with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations.

These regulations aim to increase treatment and recovery of WEEE, and reduce the amount of WEEE that goes to landfill. They place a number of duties on producers including joining an approved producer compliance scheme, providing information to the scheme, labelling products with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol and producer identification mark, making information available to consumers and waste treatment and reprocessing facilities, and providing your producer registration number to customers and suppliers.

This guide explains when the WEEE Regulations apply to your products, when a product is exempt and how you must meet your WEEE responsibilities.