Luxembourg WEEE Compliance
Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Luxembourg
Under Regulation 013/2005 for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) which came into force on January 18th 2005, for equipment that you buy from Black Box after August 13th 2005, Black Box is required to finance the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of WEEE that your new purchase replaces, on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. The old equipment that your new purchase from Black Box replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.
Under the Luxembourg WEEE Regulations, Black Box is also required to finance the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from Black Box after August 13th 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.
Black Box products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as Black Box is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products Black Box has decided to share these new environmental costs directly with our customers. We believe in being transparent with you on any new environmental costs that our products need to address.
Our approach to sharing these new environmental costs are:
You pay for transportation of your WEEE to Black Box’s appointed recycler in Luxembourg
Black Box pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the WEEE Regulations
Black Box pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Ministry of Environment to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the WEEE Regulations
All Historic and New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Black Box products is classed as non-hazardous waste**
**Black Box customers sending equipment for recycling are advised that you MUST remove all batteries PRIOR to collection for the following reasons:
- To avoid the equipment being classed as hazardous waste under the EU Hazardous Waste Directive
- To ensure the equipment is classed as 'Green Waste' for transfrontier shipment across the national border to Belgium
Black Box has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN facility in Belgium.
It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to EARN. In order to meet waste regulations in Luxembourg, you should use one of the carriers (which will hold a valid Waste Carriers License), listed in the right column, prior to producer take-back obligations beginning in Luxembourg.
WEEE Reporting Recycling Data for Black Box equipment in Luxembourg
Under Article 14 of of the Luxembourg WEEE Regulations, Black Box must provide annual information of the quantities and categories of electrical and electronic equipment put on the market, reused, recycled and recovered within Luxembourg.
The first WEEE recycling report will cover the period August 2005 to March 2006. EARN will prepare the recycling data report for Black Box. Information in the EARN recycling data report will be summarised on the Black Box website when it becomes available.