WEEE & Batteries Regulations

Under instruction from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government all exhibitors must produce proof that they are in compliance with the Waste Management (Batteries and Accumulators) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 268 of 2008) and the Waste Management (WEEE) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No 340 of 2005) amended by the WEEE (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 375 of 2008).

These regulations require anyone placing EEE and/or batteries and accumulators on the market in Ireland to be registered with WEEE Register Society Ltd.

Some exhibitors may be exhibiting only and therefore, the obligations would not apply for that activity. However, such exhibitors, if placing EEE on the market in Ireland subsequent to the exhibition, must meet their producer obligations where applicable.

Below you will find information explaining more about who should be registered and also contact details for you to obtain further clarification. The Environmental Protection Agency will be present at the shows to check compliance and therefore it is important that you have demonstrated compliance with the Regulations and satisfy their enquiries.

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Registration Process – WEEE and Battery Regulation

Who needs to register?
All producers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) and Batteries and Accumulators.

EEE “Producer” means any person who, irrespective of the selling technique used, including by means of “distance communication”;

• manufactures and sells electrical and electronic equipment under his or her own brand
• resells electrical and electronic equipment produced by other suppliers under his or her own brand
• imports electrical and electronic equipment on a professional basis into the State
• exports electrical and electronic equipment on a professional basis from the State to another Member State of the European Union, or
• distributes electrical and electronic equipment from a producer who is deemed not to be registered under the provisions of article 12(2) Waste Management (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2005, with the exception of a person or persons exclusively engaged in the provision of financing under or pursuant to any finance agreement unless also acting as a producer within the meaning of sub-paragraphs (i) to (v);

Battery “Producer” means any person in a member state that, irrespective of the selling technique used, including by means of “distance communication”, places batteries or accumulators, including those incorporated into appliances or vehicles, on the market for the first time within the territory of that member state on a professional basis.

“Distance Communication” is as defined in Article 2(4) of Directive 97/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 1997 on the protection of consumers in respect of distance contracts or, as appropriate, means sales and marketing services by electronic communication, voice telephony services, including telesales and telemarketing or non-electronic direct marketing services, including mail order.

Producers who sell EEE and/or Batteries or Accumulators via distance selling direct to private household end users must register with WEEE Register Society Ltd.

Registration Process
When registering for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, an original and fully completed application form must be sent to WEEE Register Society Ltd.

When registering for 2010, 2011 a printed application may be submitted, or an online facility is available.

Payments for fees may be made via electronic banking and all bank details can be found in the 2009 , 2010 and/or 2011 application form. Alternatively, a Euro cheque or bank draft may be sent.

After approval WEEE Register Society Ltd. will issue a Certificate of Registration with a unique registration number. This number will not change on re-registration and must be shown on all invoices, credit notes, dispatch and delivery documents issued from 13th August 2005 for EEE registered producers, and from 26th September 2008 for Battery and Accumulator registered producers.

Reporting

As a registered producer, you will need to take responsibility for the monthly submission of the required data to the WEEE Blackbox. This data required covers the quantity and exact weight of EEE products and/or exact weight and chemistry of Batteries placed onto the Irish market.
After registration with WEEE Register Society Ltd., you must also join an approved compliance scheme, ERP Ireland or WEEE Ireland, or be self compliant. The requirements for self-complying can be found in the WEEE Regulations S.I. No. 340 of 2005 (Article 24) and Battery & Accumulators Regulations S.I. No. 268 of 2008 (Article 30). Information can also be found in the FAQ sections on this website.

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