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Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

Legislation

  • Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
  • Further details on the process leading to the adoption of Directive 2012/19/EU are available here.
  • For information on the old WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC which was repealed on 15 February 2014 see here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Secondary legislation:

  • Commission Decision 2004/249/EC of 11 March 2004 concerning a questionnaire for Member States reports on the implementation of Directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
  • Commission Decision 2005/369/EC of 3 May 2005 laying down rules for monitoring compliance of Member States and establishing data formats for the purposes of Directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste electrical and electronic equipment (notified under document number C(2005) 1355).
  • Council Decision 2004/312/EC and Council Decision 2004/486/EC, as well as acts related to the accession of new Member States, provide for some derogations, limited in time, as concerns the targets set by Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE), and are listed here.