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Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

Standards on WEEE treatment

On 4 February 2013, the Commission requested the European Standardization Organizations to develop European standards for the treatment of WEEE. The mandate is available for download in Deutsch English Français.

European standards relevant for WEEE include the following:

  • EN 50419 on the marking of electrical and electronic equipment

  • EN 50574 on the collection, logistics & treatment requirements for end-of-life household appliances containing volatile fluorocarbons or volatile hydrocarbons
  • TS 50574-2: Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for end-of-life household appliances containing volatile fluorocarbons or volatile hydrocarbons - Part 2: specification for de-pollution

  • EN 50625-1: Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for WEEE - Part 1: General treatment requirements
  • TS 50625-3-2: Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for WEEE -- Part 3-2: Specification for de-pollution – Lamps

  • EN 50625-2-2: Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for WEEE -- Part 2-2: Treatment requirements for WEEE containing CRTs and flat panel displays
  • TS 50625-3-3: Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for WEEE -- Part 3-3: Specification for de-pollution- WEEE containing CRTs and flat panel displays  (not yet published)          

  • EN 50625-2-3:  Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for WEEE -- Part 2-3: Treatment requirements for temperature exchange equipment (not yet published)
  • TS 50625-3-4: Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for WEEE -- Part 3-4: Specification for de-pollution-  temperature exchange equipment (not yet published)

  • EN 50625-2-4: Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for WEEE -- Part 2-4: Treatment requirements for photovoltaic panels (not yet published)
  • TS 50625-3-5: Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for WEEE -- Part 3-5: Specification for de-pollution- photovoltaic panels (not yet published)

  • TS 50625-4:  Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for WEEE -- Part 4: Specification for the collection and logistics associated with WEEE (not yet published)

  • TS 50625-5:  Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for WEEE -- Part 5: Specification for the end-processing of WEEE fractions- copper and precious metals (not yet published)

  • EN 50614: Requirements for the preparing for re-use of waste electrical and electronic equipment  (not yet published)

    The standards developed under the mandate M/518 cover the treatment of waste from all products within the extended scope of the WEEE Directive and address the collection, transport and treatment, while future standards, which are currently under development, will also cover preparation for reuse of the WEEE.

    The standards should assist treatment operators in fulfilling the requirements of the WEEE Directive without placing unnecessary administrative burdens on operators of any size, including SMEs.

    You can read more about the standards developed under the mandate M/518 in the brochure prepared by CENELEC .
    To purchase European Standards, please contact the National Members of the European Standardization Organisations.