View our privacy statement for more information and how to manage them.
A producer of EEE is defined as any person who irrespective of selling technique used, including by means of distance communication:
Producers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) fall into two groups: B2B and B2C:
As a producer of EEE (B2B and/or B2C), the main obligations are as follows:
Self-complying producers of EEE must submit waste management reports and plans to the EPA. In general, the purpose of the plan is to set out the method by which WEEE take-back will be financed and managed. Annual reports are required to be submitted by 31st January and should contain detailed accurate information on quantities of waste (WEEE) taken back and managed by the producer during the previous calendar year. A similar system exists for producers who wish to self-comply in accordance with the battery regulations. Log on and submit a waste management plan or report.
Obligations under the battery regulations are not defined as B2B or B2C, but broken down into three types; portable, automotive and industrial. If a producer places equipment incorporating batteries onto the Irish market, companies will have producer obligations in accordance with the battery regulations also. For more information on battery types follow the link for batteries. As a producer of batteries, the main obligations are as follows:
As batteries are not considered to be either B2B or B2C, each company can decide whether to finance the environmentally sound management of batteries through joining a compliance scheme or self-compliance. Similarly to WEEE, self-complying producers of batteries must submit waste management reports and plans to the EPA. Note: there are fees payable to the EPA on submission of the battery plan. Download Battery Plan and Report templates.
Find out more about battery obligations
Check out Who does what" - WEEE & Battery Regulations
Read further information on Transfrontier Shipment of Waste
Read Guidance on Shipments of WEEE abroad
View information on prosecutions taken under the WEEE Regulations
View Waste Recyclers List
Search for an EPA Waste Licence
View information on WEEE at European level
PO Box 3000 Johnstown Castle Estate Wexford, Y35 W821 053-916 0600Other EPA locations
© EPA 2017