FIXED PENALTY NOTICES to be introduced in 2015!!
Under the WEEE Regulations from July 2014, retailers are obliged to accept back WEEE from customers free of charge, the Regulations were extended to include Batteries.
Retailers that sell batteries are now obliged to provide battery collection points for their customers free of charge without the customer having to purchase batteries.
Examples of items that come under the WEEE regulations include:
- Large and small household appliances – (e.g. washing machines, toasters)
- Computers, Mobile Phones
- Lighting equipment – (e.g. lamps)
- Electrical and electronic tools – (e.g. drills)
- Toys, leisure and sports equipment – (e.g. Electric Train sets)
- Medical devices (with the exception of all implanted and infected products)- (e.g. electronic thermometers)
Each Retailer must:
- Register with WEEE Ireland or with their local authority.
To register with WEEE Ireland is FREE and once-off registration. To Register with WEEE Ireland please click this link: www.weeireland.ie
To register with Tipperary County Council, there is an annual fee of €200 per premises.
The application form can be downloaded Here.
- Provide free in-store take back of household WEEE
- Ensure that any WEEE collected is delivered to an approved collection facility. Retailers are NO Longer permitted to transport or dispose of their WEEE at Civic Amenity Sites. They Must now organise a collection service from an Authorised WEEE collector. Advice can be obtained from www.weeireland.ie WEEE Ireland can be contacted on 01-2999320
- Ensure that private households are informed of the WEEE take back facilities available to them and that they are encouraged to participate in the separate collection of WEEE.
- Statutory notices must be displayed Legal Notices are provided as a download from this site or from www.weeeireland.ie
WEEE only (non batteries)
WEEE and Batteries
- IMPORTANT NOTICE: Inspections commencing from 2015 will incorporate Fixed Penalty Notices for any breaches of the 2014 Regulations, it is imperative that you become familiar with the changes to the 2014 Regulations and ensure to the best of your ability to be compliant.
Here is a Retailer info Pack that may be useful:
• EMC’s (Environmental Management Costs) have been re-introduced on some items, you may download the category Listing from this section of the website or from WEEE Ireland: http://www.weeeregister.ie/uploads/content/WEEE_Register_Society_Categor...
• For example: Lightbulbs have an EMC of 0.15cents
• It is a requirement that products display the unit price and EMC charge where relevant.
• The previous regulations stipulated a 15-day period whereby obsolete products could be returned/taken back to retailers. This period is no longer applicable and goods can be returned at anytime.
If you have any queries or you require further information please contact:
Customer Services Desk,
Tipperary County Council,
Civic Offices, Nenagh or Civic Offices Emmet Street Clonmel,