Denmark WEEE Compliance

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Denmark

Denmark has adopted a different approach to implementing the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment(WEEE) Directive compared to other EU Member States. The WEEE Directive is transposed by the Danish Order for WEEE which came into force on August 1st 2005 Under the Order, local authorities must establish a collection system for WEEE from private households (B2C WEEE) and also for WEEE from businesses (B2B WEEE). The collection system must be established by April 1st 2006 and can be in the form of:

A bring scheme. This is a designated site within the Municipality assigned to receive B2C and B2B WEEE.

A collection scheme. This is a scheme whereby a Municipality or company gather WEEE from private householdsand business addresses

Denmark is the only EC Member State in which businesses can supply their WEEE for collection and recycling alongside household WEEE through local authority collection schemes.

When equipment that you bought before April 1st 2006 becomes waste (known as Historic WEEE) we recommend that you make use of the collection scheme provided free-of-charge by your local authority. If you buy a new item of Black Box equipment after April 1st 2006 to replace this Historic WEEE on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis and do not want to use the free collection scheme provided by the local authority, we can arrange to collect the Historic WEEE from you at your request. However, our costs for providing this service may be included in the purchase price of the new equipment that we supply to you.

As recommended under the WEEE Order, our sales terms and conditions have been amended so that for all new Black Box equipment that you purchase after April 1st 2006, you are required to make use of the free collection scheme provided by the local authority.

Details about your local authority’s free collection scheme will be provided by the Danish WEEE System when this is formally launched. In the mean time, you can contact the technical administration team at your local municipal council for details about the free collection scheme provided by your local authority.

Black Box is required to report to the Danish WEEE System the total quantity of new equipment that it sells in Denmark after April 1st 2006.