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Status of the WEEE/RoHS Implementation in Ireland


Key Implementation Dates
Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS)
Key Differences from Other Member States

Key Implementation Dates

6th July 2005: WEEE regulations transposed by 'S.I. No. 340 of 2005 - Waste Management (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2005
6th July 2005: RoHS regulations transposed by SI 341 Waste Management (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2005.
31st December 2008: Producers to meet recycling/recovery targets for their products. (2 years later than most countries)

WEEE/RoHS Directive

WEEE: S.I. No. 340 of 2005 - Waste Management Regulations

WEEE: Guidelines to S.I. No. 340

RoHS: SI No. 341 of 2005 - Waste Management Regulations

RoHS: Guidelines to S.I. No. 341

WEEE/RoHS: Enabling legislation

WEEE/RoHS: Guidelines to enabling legislation

Key Differences from Other Member States

Register: 'WEEE Registration Society Ltd' - Translate (Tel. (01) 2409320/1 or email: All producers must register by the 20th July if they wish to sell their products on the market

Registration Number : Registration number to be put on every invoice, credit note, dispatch or delivery docket issued to retailers from 13 August 2005 onwards. Retailers can not sell products without this being done from the 13th August.

Treatment Information : Within one year of placing a product on the market, producers to inform recovery facilities by the format of hard copy manual or electronic media (e.g. CD-Rom and/or on line services) of the appropriate re-use and treatment information for its different components and the location of any dangerous substances in that product.

Design : Producers from the 15th August 2005 to design products to take into account easy end-of-life dismantling and treatment.

RoHS Compliance : Each producer shall ensure they have access at all times, at an address in the State, to records of certification of:

  • Deffinition of 'Put on the market' interpretated as when put on the Irish market, not the EU market
  • Compliance by the suppliers of any component utilised in the production.
  • As appropriate laboratory testing where such testing has been commissioned by the producer.
  • Records are to be kept for 6 years from date last put on the market.

Compliance Schemes: WEEE Ireland, and European Recycling Platform (ERP)




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