The compliance scheme will charge the producer differently depending on the EEE product and /or battery category.
WEEE Register Society was set up to assist producer companies in meeting their obligations for the responsible management of WEEE and from September 2008 to meet their obligations for batteries and accumulators A compliance scheme is a non-profit organisation that manages the collection, treatment and recycling of WEEE, batteries and accumulators from authorised collection points on behalf of their members.
A compliance scheme invoices its members according to market share of WEEE and/or waste batteries collected.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) incorporates any household item that requires a plug to function and is at the end of its life cycle.
In an effort to curtail environmental problems, the European Commission put forward proposals to address the growing issue of WEEE in Europe in June 2000.
If you are a Business to Business (B2B) producer, you do not need to join a compliance scheme, but must become self-compliant.
However, you must submit a Waste Management Plan and Waste Management Report as appropriate to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency).
ERP’s mission is: "to ensure cost-effective implementation of the WEEE Directive, for the benefit of member companies, their customers, the consumers and ultimately for the environment and society".(ii) WEEE Ireland is a not for profit organisation, founded by producers of EEE appliances in order to comply with the legal obligations imposed by the WEEE Directive.
WEEE Ireland’s objective is: "to provide cost effective compliance for producers to meet the requirements of the WEEE Regulations 2005 and Battery Regulations 2008, while minimising the cost to the consumer".
A producer may choose to become a member of a compliance scheme or they can opt to self-comply.