Spain WEEE Compliance
Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Spain
Under The Spanish Royal Decree 208/2005 on Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Management of its Waste which came into force on August 13th 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 the waste electrical and electronic equipment (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 Decree, 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 Spain.
- Black Box pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the Decree.
- Black Box pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the General Directorate of Quality and Environmental Assessment of the Ministry of the Environment to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the Decree.
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 Spain . 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 to avoid the equipment being classed as hazardous waste.
It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to EARN. Under Spain waste management procedures, you are free to use any carrier you wish to collect and transport non-hazardous WEEE to the EARN recycler, providing the weight of equipment to be transported is less than 1,000 kg.
Please click on the links in the right column to download the recycling label you should use.
WEEE Reporting Recycling Data for Black Box equipment in Spain
Under Article 11 of Decree 208/2005, 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 Spain.
The first WEEE recycling report will cover the period August 2005 to July 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.