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WEEE Management (Waste Electrical & Electrical Equipment)

WEEE (acronym for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), is a central topic in the sale of any household appliance, both for its operational implications and with regard to compliance with current legislation.

Why entrust the management of WEEE to a logistics partner?

Thanks to Energo Logistic’s certified experience in the WEEE sector and its environmental consultants,

Energo Logistic can provide a service to its customers on WEEE, both in terms of transport and disposal.

e-commerce and WEEE legislation

Online shopping is now a concrete (and not just a virtual) reality, a way of shopping that experts believe will become increasingly important in consumers’ lives.

For any WEEE distributor, investing in an e-commerce platform can therefore be a great opportunity.

However, setting up and developing an e-commerce store requires in-depth analysis, targeted strategies, efficient management of warehousing, payments, orders and deliveries and above all, knowledge of the regulations governing the collection and recycling of WEEE and the fulfilment of the duties imposed by these regulations, also in view of the entry into force of the new WEEE Open Scope.

Legislative Decree no. 49 of 14 March 2014, in adoption of European Directive 2012/19/EU, allows consumers to request EEE distributors, including those operating through the e-commerce channel, to take-back, WEEE equivalent to those purchased, free of charge, on a 1:1 basis.

Consumers who buy new electrical or electronic equipment (EEE) online are therefore, entitled to the free return of the equivalent old appliance.

WEEE management in e-commerce: compliance requirements for EEE distributors.

In order for the take-back and treatment of waste equipment to be carried out in accordance with current legislation and in full respect of the environment (Ministerial Decree 65/2010), an EEE distributor must organise itself operationally and be able to manage all administrative and bureaucratic aspects related to the collection and recycling of WEEE.

This is why organising the service with a “make” or “do it yourself” approach is certainly much more complex and costly than relying on a logistics network already organised for the delivery and installation of household appliances and the collection, transport, certification and treatment of WEEE, such as Energo Logistic:

  1. It is registered in the National Register of Environmental Managers, Categories 1-2-3-8, and owns vehicles for WEEE collection on delivery;
  2. It has a number of pooling sites throughout the country for the preliminary storage of WEEE;
  3. It is registered on the WEEE Coordination Centre portal;
  4. It manages all transport documentation and the traceability and certification of the used product according to predefined standards;
  5. It monitors and manages the delivery of WEEE to municipal collection centres or treatment plants within the quantities and timescales set by law (Legislative Decree 49/2014).

For information and specific advice on a case-by-case basis, for authorisation procedures for submission to the National Register of Environmental Managers and for ongoing and continuous assistance please write to: raee@energologistic.it

Registration in the national register of environmental managers

Distributors, installers and operators of EEE technical assistance centres and road hauliers on behalf of distributors of household and professional WEEE

Following adoption of the Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea Decree nr. 65 of 8 March 2010, “simplified procedures for the management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) by distributors and installers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), as well as operators of technical assistance centers for such equipment” were introduced.

Registration
The following are required for registration in a special section of the National Register of Environmental Managers, referred to in Article 212 of Legislative Decree 152 of 3 April 2006:

  • distributors of household and professional EEE for the activities of pooling and transporting household and professional WEEE;

  • carriers of WEEE acting on behalf of distributors of household and professional EEE;

  • installers and operators of EEE technical assistance centers for the pooling and transport of household and professional WEEE.


Distributors of household and professional EEE for the activities of pooling and transporting household and professional WEEE.
This profile includes:

  • distributors of household EEE, who at the time of supplying a new EEE intended for a household guarantee take-back of the replaced equipment free of charge, for the activity of pooling WEEE with a view to its transport to collection facilities (Article 6(1) of Legislative Decree 151 of 25 July 2005) carried out at the premises of their sales point or at another place communicated to the Section, and for the activity of transporting WEEE from households to the collection facility or to the place where pooling is carried out;

  • distributors of professional EEE, formally appointed by the producers of such equipment to take back WEEE defined as professional, to pool it (at the premises of their point of sale or at another place communicated to the Section) and transport it to the authorized facilities indicated by the producers of professional EEE.


WEEE transporters acting on behalf of distributors of household and professional EEE.
This profile includes:

  • transporters of WEEE from private households,for the journey from the consumer’s home where take-back takes place, to the collection facility or the pooling site, or from the pooling site to the premises of the point of sale (if different), or from the pooling site to the collection facility;

  • transporters of professional WEEE, for the journey from the non-domestic user’s home, where take-back takes place, to the authorized facility indicated by producers of professional EEE or to the place where pooling takes place.


Installers and operators of EEE service centers for the pooling and transport of household and professional WEEE.
This profile includes:

  1. installers and service centre operators of EEE from private households, for the collection of WEEE from private households collected from the premises of their business and for the transport of WEEE by their own means to collection facilities, from the customer’s home or from the premises of their business;

  2. installers and service centre operators of professional EEE, formally appointed by the producers of such equipment to take back the equipment as part of the organisation of a collection system (referred to in Article 6, paragraph 3 of Legislative Decree 151/2005) limited to the pooling of WEEE taken back at the premises of their business and the transport of WEEE by their own means to the authorised facilities indicated by the producers of EEE, from the domicile of the professional user or from the premises of their business.


For the purposes of registration for the activities identified above, obligated parties shall submit to the Regional or Provincial Section of the register a communication in which they certify, under their own responsibility, the information provided for in Article 3, paragraph 3 (for distributors of household and professional WEEE), Article 3, paragraph 4 (for carriers on behalf of distributors of professional WEEE) and Article 4, paragraph 1 (for installers and operators of technical assistance centres for household and professional EEE) of Ministerial Decree 65/2010.

Resolution nr. 1 of 19 May 2010 approved the model application form (anex A alla Resolution) to be submitted to the competent Regional or Provincial Section with reference to the specific activities carried out.

The territorially competent Section shall verify the existence of the conditions provided for and attested by the company, acquire the certification referred to in Article 10, paragraph 4 of Italian law 575 of 31 May 1965 and then issue, within thirty days of receipt of the above communication, the registration provision. Should the Section establish that the conditions laid down have not been met, it shall reject the communication with a reasoned decision.

Article 2 of the aforementioned Resolution contains transitional provisions to be compliked with during initial application of the decree: the obligation to register with the Register is deemed to be fulfilled, until the formal positive or negative decision on registration, with submission to the competent Regional or Provincial Section of the communication referred to in Annex A of the same Resolution.

Changes
Pursuant to article 3, paragraph 4 of Ministerial Decree 65/2010, a company is required to communicate any changes that occur after registration, according to the application form approved by the National Committee in its meeting of 15 December 2010.

Registration renewal
Under Article 3(4) of Ministerial Decree 65/2010, registration must be renewed every five years.

Annual fee
Registration is subject to the payment of an annual fee of 50 euro, which can be re-established in accordance with Article 21 of Minister for the Environment Decree no. 406 of 28 April 1998.

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