Equipment categories covered by the Act

Electrical and electronic equipment groups covered by the WEEE Act – division in force as of 1 January 2018.

1. Temperature exchange equipment

Refrigerators, Freezers, equipment which automatically delivers cold products, air conditioning equipment, dehumidifying equipment, heat pumps, radiators containing oil and other temperature exchange equipment using fluids other than water for the temperature exchange.

2. Screens, monitors, and equipment containing screens having a surface greater than 100 cm2

Screens, televisions, LCD photo frames, monitors, laptops, notebooks.

3. Lamps

Straight fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescent lamps, fluorescent lamps, high intensity discharge lamps – including pressure sodium lamps and metal halide lamps, low pressure sodium lamps, LED.

4. Large equipment (any external dimension more than 50 cm)

Washing machines, clothes dryers, dish washing machines, cookers, electric stoves, electric hot plates, luminaires, equipment reproducing sound or images, musical equipment (excluding pipe organs installed in churches), appliances for knitting and weaving, large computer-mainframes, large printing machines, copying equipment, large coin slot machines, large medical devices, large monitoring and control instruments, large appliances which automatically deliver products and money, photovoltaic panels.

5. Small equipment (no external dimension more than 50 cm)

Vacuum cleaners, carpet sweepers, appliances for sewing, luminaires, microwaves, ventilation equipment, irons, toasters, electric knives, electric kettles, clocks and watches, electric shavers, scales, appliances for hair and body care, calculators, radio sets, video cameras, video recorders, hi-fi equipment, musical instruments, equipment reproducing sound or images, electrical and electronic toys, sports equipment, computers for biking, diving, running, rowing, etc., smoke detectors, heating regulators, thermostats, small electrical and electronic tools, small medical devices, small monitoring and control instruments, small appliances which automatically deliver products, small equipment with integrated photovoltaic panels.

6. Small IT and telecommunication equipment (no external dimension more than 50 cm)

Mobile phones, GPS, pocket calculators, routers, personal computers, printers, telephones.