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WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU)

The RoHS directive is closely linked with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2012/19/EU, which defines collection, recycling and recovery targets for electrical goods and is part of a legislative initiative to address the problem of electronic waste. The WEEE Directive / Regulations apply to companies that manufacture, sell, distribute, recycle, or treat electrical and electronic equipment, as well as to consumers in the European Community. 

According to the WEEE Directive, there are ten categories of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) including: 

  1. Large Household Appliances (e.g. washing machines, cookers)
  2. Small Household Appliances (e.g. toasters, irons, hairdryers)
  3. IT and Telecommunications Equipment (e.g. PCs, copiers, phones, mobiles)
  4. Consumer Equipment (e.g. TVs, videos, hi-fis)
  5. Lighting Equipment (e.g. fluorescent lamps, but excludes filament lightbulbs)
  6. Electrical and Electronic Tools (e.g. lawnmowers, sewing machines, drills)
  7. Toys, Leisure and Sports Equipment (e.g. video games, bike computers, slot machines)
  8. Medical devices, except implanted and infected products (e.g. ventilators, analysers)
  9. Monitoring and control instruments (e.g. smoke detectors, thermostats)
  10. Automatic dispensers (e.g. drinks dispensers, chocolate dispensers, ATMs) 

While there are many different materials that go into creating EEE, many products contain valuable metals and resources that need to be recycled and some products contain materials, components and substances which can be dangerous to the environment and harmful to human health if proper treatment does not take place at the product's end of life. Products labeled with the symbol of a crossed-out wheeled bin as shown below are EEE (see below). The crossed-out wheeled bin denotes that WEEE must not be disposed of with the remainder of unseparated household waste, but should instead be collected separately and managed in an environmentally sound manner.

crossed-out wheeled bin

Depending on your location, WEEE can be returned free of charge by any person to recycling stations, from retailers who sell EEE when a 'like for like' product (i.e. the same type of product) is purchased, other collection sites, or it may be collected directly from the households. For more detailed product take-back information, please refer to our country specific contacts listed below.

As a European consumer, you are not allowed to dispose of WEEE together with your household waste. While it is primarily the distance seller's obligation to collect WEEE free of charge, on delivery of a new 'like for like 'product, it is the consumer's responsibility to ensure that their WEEE is not disposed of in regular household waste.

You should instead use the designated collection points, equipment collection schemes or you can simply return your product directly to the producer or retailer where you originally purchased your equipment if you are buying a new 'like for like' model. In this way, the environmental impact associated with disposal of WEEE is reduced and there will be more opportunity for reusing, recycling and recovering WEEE.

Micron Consumer Products Group is dedicated to minimizing the impact our products have on the environment, and Micron Consumer Products Group customers can return products free of charge to us for recycling or can bring their equipment back to where they purchased it when they buy a replacement or upgrade. The European WEEE Directive and some applicable FAQs can be found here:

Although European Member State implementation of the WEEE Directive is similar in nature, the actual requirements and collection schemes vary from country to country. As more states and countries both within and outside of the EU pass recycling legislation, Micron Consumer Products Group will continue offer take-back schemes in these countries.

Here are all the schemes we are currently registered with. Included is the identification of the scheme, their address and contact information, and website information where consumers can learn how to return their WEEE for recycling free of charge.

Country Scheme Contact info Website To recycle your product
Austria ERP European Recycling Platform (ERP) Austria GmbH
Firmensitz: Rennweg 9, 1030 Wien, Österreich
Telefon:+43 (0)1 235 01 40
Website Click here for a list of recycling locations for you to take your product
Denmark Elretur Elretur
Høje Taastrup Boulevard 30, 12630 Taastrup
Tlf: +45 33 36 91 98
Website Contact Elretur for information on how best to recycle your product free of charge or return your product to a local collection point.
Estonia Eesti Elektroonikaromu MTÜ Eesti Elektroonikaromu
Vana-Narva mnt 26
Maardu 74114
Estonia
Phone: +372 50 79 315
Website Click here for a list of recycling locations for you to take your product
Finland Elker Oy Elker Ltd
Teknobulevardi 3-5
FI-01530 Vantaa
FINLAND
tel. +358 10 249 1700
Website Please recycle your product by going to a local collection point.
Germany ERP European Recycling Platform (ERP) Deutschland GmbH
Charlottenburger Allee 41 | 52068 Aachen
Deutschland
Telefon:+49 (0)241 95152000
Website Refer to your local collection point for WEEE. You’ll find the direction in the "waste calendar" which is distributed by your community to all households. (In German: Erkundigen Sie sich bei Ihrem Recycling- oder Wertstoffhof. Die Adresse finden Sie im Abfallkalender Ihrer Gemeinde.)
Ireland ERP ERP IRELAND 
11 James’s Terrace, Malahide, Co Dublin K36 CV08
+353 (0)1 6624040
Website Contact ERP for information on how best to recycle your product free of charge or return your product to a local collection point.
Italy ERP ERP ITALIA
Via Roma 74 
20060 Cassina De’ Pecchi (MI) Italia+(39) 02 92147479
Website Contact ERP for information on how best to recycle your product free of charge or return your product to a local collection point.
Luxembourg Ecotrel Ecotrel asbl
Square Mile Belval
11, Boulevard du Jazz | L-4370 BelvauxLuxembourg
Phone :  (+352)26.09.87.31
Website Contact Ecotrel for recycling opportunities, or recycle your product at your local authority collection point.
Poland ERP Poland ERP Polska Organizacja Odzysku
Sprzętu Elektrycznego i Elektronicznego
i Organizacja Odzysku Opakowań S.A.ul. Żurawia 32/34, Warszawa
00-515, Polska
(48) 22 521 06 15; (48)  519  779 793
Website Contact ERP for information on how best to recycle your product free of charge or return your product to a local collection point.
Spain ERP ERP España | Calle Raimundo Fernández Villaverde 61, 8ª centro izda | 28003 Madrid | Spain
Phone: +34 918 063 042| Phone (direct): +34 910 684 847
Website En cumplimiento del RD 27/2021 sobre Aparatos Eléctricos y Electrónicos esta empresa está registrada en el RII-AEE con el número 7672

Contact ERP for information on how best to recycle your product free of charge or return your product to a local collection point.
UK Valpak Valpak Limited
Unit 4 Montague House Stratford-upon-Avon Business and Technology Park
Banbury Road
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 7GW
Tel: 03450 682 572
Website To return your products free of charge directly to Crucial Technology in the UK please e-mail CrucialEUSupport@micron.com for a free post envelope
Micron Consumer Products Group, a division of Micron Europe Ltd Registered in England, 
Company No. 02341071 Registered Office: 
Greenwood House, London Road, 
Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 2AA 
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: +44 (0)1344 383400

While Micron Consumer Products Group believes in the objectives and aims of waste electronic legislation, there are some practicalities that prevent our company from fulfilling the same obligations in every country. For instance, in some countries we are unable to register and join a producer responsibility scheme due to the way in which a particular country has enacted their own WEEE legislation. In these situations Micron Consumer Products Group is continuing to monitor and work with the regulatory authorities in these countries to ensure that our products are properly recycled and disposed. If your country is listed below, please note that you can, and should, still recycle your products by going to your local container park or collection point. You may also return your product free of charge to any retailer that sells memory products when you purchase your new equipment.

Country Additional info
Belgium To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Croatia Please call 0800 444 110 or visit the web site www.eeotpad.com for recycling locations
Cyprus Contact the Ministry of Agriculture for further information on how to recycle your product in Cyprus at: https://www.moa.gov.cy/
France To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Greece To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Israel To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Latvia To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Lithuania To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Malta To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Netherlands To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Norway To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Portugal To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Slovakia To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Slovenia To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Sweden To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Switzerland To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.

Micron Consumer Products Group products are not available via website sales in the following countries. Please go to your local electronics shop in order to purchase our products.

Country How to recycle
Czech Republic To recycle your product in the Czech Republic please contact the following collection agent: Asekol s.r.o.
Dobrušská 1
147 00 Praha 4
dispecink@asekol.cz
Hungary To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Romania To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.