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Orders of Electrical or Electronic Equipment on Amazon.co.uk to an Address Outside the UK

When you're ordering electronic and electrical equipment on Amazon.co.uk and your delivery address is in a European country outside of the UK, please consider that local regulations on the disposal of and recycling of electronic and electrical equipment may apply.

All Electronic and Electrical Equipment (EEE) placed onto the market in Europe must be marked with this symbol to indicate that they are covered by the WEEE Directive, which imposes a number of obligations on producers of EEE including obligations relating to the financing of the take-back treatment and recycling of end of life equipment (WEEE):

If you want to dispose of used electrical or electronic equipment please note that you can't do this through the regular household waste. You can dispose of old electrical or electronic equipment at your local waste facilities or recycling centres. Please contact your local authority directly for more information.

Moreover, if you purchased your product from a Marketplace Seller, please contact that Seller to know more about the compliance solution they have in place for disposing of your old electronic equipment and batteries.

If you're recycling a device such as a computer, mobile phone, camera or other electronic device, you should erase all personal or confidential data. Also be sure to erase any personal or confidential data on any storage device such as a memory or SIM card. Amazon won't be liable for any data on your device.

What is the WEEE Directive?

The production of electrical and electronic equipment is one of the fastest growing domains of manufacturing in the western world, and with broad consumer take-up of products in this area, there is also a mounting issue of waste. In June 2000, the European Commission put forward proposals to address this issue, and in December 2002 these were passed as the EU Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) Directive. Such proposals were updated in the WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU.

The EU member states have since passed national laws implementing the WEEE Directive, putting specific requirements on producers and distributors of Electronic and Electrical Equipment (EEE).

The mayor provisions of the WEEE Directive are:

  • Producers participate in the financing of the take back, treatment and recycling of end-of-life equipment
  • To improve re-use/recycling of WEEE
  • To ensure the separate collection of WEEE
  • To inform the public about their role in dealing with WEEE

When you're ordering electronic and electrical articles on Amazon.co.uk to a European address outside of the UK, please consider that local regulations on the disposal of and recycling of electronic and electrical may vary. Below you'll find more information about the disposal and recycling facilities that Amazon.co.uk can offer you in a number of countries.

Austria

Amazon EU S.à.r.l is a member of ERP Österreich GmbH, a compliance system licensed in Austria that looks after the collection, treatment and recycling of electric and electronic equipment (EEE) at the end of its life-cycle. Where applicable, the prices of EEE items you buy from Amazon EU S.à.r.l for delivery in Austria include contribution to this system, to ensure that Waste of Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is collected and recycled in a responsible manner.

If you've ordered electrical or electronic equipment falling under the WEEE legislation from Amazon.co.uk for delivery to an Austrian address, you may send your old device or equipment to a recycling centre where it'll be treated and recycled in an environmentally-friendly manner. You can create and print a pre-paid label with Cycleon by visiting the following page: https://prdgp.cycleon.net/en/web/amazon-weee/return.

If you want to dispose of used EEE, please note that you can’t do this through the regular household waste. Information where to hand in WEEE can be found at:

ERP Collection points: http://www.erp-recycling.at/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2014/04/ERP-Sammelstellen.pdf

All Austrian collection points: http://www.elektro-ade.at/elektrogeraete-sammeln/

Belgium

Amazon.co.uk is a member of Recupel, a compliance system licensed by the Belgian Government that looks after the collection, treatment and recycling of electronic equipment at the end of its life-cycle. Where applicable the prices of EEE items you buy from Amazon Amazon EU S.à.r.l. for delivery in Belgium include contributions to this system to ensure that waste electrical and electronic equipment is collected and recycled in a responsible manner.

If you've ordered electrical or electronic equipment falling under the WEEE legislation from Amazon.co.uk for delivery to a Belgian address, you may send your old device or equipment to a recycling centre where it'll be treated and recycled in an environmentally-friendly manner. You can create and print a pre-paid label with Cycleon by visiting the following page: https://prdgp.cycleon.net/en/web/amazon-weee/return.

Fees related to these contributions can be found here: http://www.recupel.be/liste-des-appareils-actuelle.html?lang=2.

France

If you have ordered electrical or electronic equipment falling under the WEEE legislation from Amazon.co.uk to a French address you may send your old piece of equipment to a recycling centre where it will be treated and recycled in an environmentally-friendly manner. You can create and print a prepaid label with la Poste by visiting the following page: https://www.amazon.fr/returns/recycle/category.

You can also drop off your end-of-use electrical or electronic item in one of the recycling centres listed on the following website: http://www.eco-systemes.fr.

Denmark

Amazon EU S.à.r.l is a member of ERP Denmark ApS, a compliance system licensed in Denmark that looks after the collection, treatment and recycling of electric and electronic equipment (EEE) at the end of its life-cycle. Where applicable, the prices of EEE items you buy from Amazon EU S.à.r.l for delivery in Denmark include contribution to this system, to ensure that Waste of Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is collected and recycled in a responsible manner.

If you've ordered electrical or electronic equipment falling under the WEEE legislation from Amazon.co.uk for delivery to a Danish address, you may send your old device or equipment to a recycling centre where it'll be treated and recycled in an environmentally-friendly manner. You can create and print a pre-paid label with Cycleon by visiting the following page: https://prdgp.cycleon.net/en/web/amazon-weee/return.

If you want to dispose of used EEE, please note that you can’t do this through the regular household waste. Information where to hand in WEEE can be found at: http://erp-recycling.dk/index.php?content=105.

Estonia

Amazon EU S.à.r.l is a member of Eesti Elektroonikaromu MTÜ, a compliance system licensed in Estonia that looks after the collection, treatment and recycling of electric and electronic equipment (EEE) at the end of its life-cycle. Where applicable, the prices of EEE items you buy from Amazon EU S.à.r.l for delivery in Estonia include contribution to this system, to ensure that Waste of Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is collected and recycled in a responsible manner. Information on fees related to these contributions can be found here: http://www.elektroonikaromu.ee/doc/price_list.pdf.

If you want to dispose of used EEE, please note that you can’t do this through the regular household waste. Information where to hand in WEEE can be found at: http://www.elektroonikaromu.ee/web/?cat_ID=4.

Germany

Amazon EU S.à.r.l is a member of ERP Deutschland GmbH, a compliance system licensed in Germany that looks after the collection, treatment and recycling of electric and electronic equipment (EEE) at the end of its life-cycle. Where applicable, the prices of EEE items you buy from Amazon EU S.à.r.l for delivery in Germany include contribution to this system, to ensure that Waste of Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is collected and recycled in a responsible manner.

If you've ordered electrical or electronic equipment falling under the WEEE legislation from Amazon.co.uk for delivery to a German address, you may send your old device or equipment weighing less than 31.5 kg to a recycling centre where it'll be treated and recycled in an environmentally-friendly manner. You can create and print a pre-paid label with Deutsche Post / DHL by visiting the following page: http://www.electroreturn.de/amazon.

If you would like to have more information about WEEE collection, treatment and recycling, please visit: http://www.en.erp-recycling.de.

The registry number of Amazon EU S.à.r.l in Germany is: 89633988.

Ireland

Amazon is a member of WEEE Ireland, a compliance system licensed in Ireland that looks after the collection, treatment and recycling of batteries and electronic equipment at the end of its life-cycle. If you've ordered electrical or electronic equipment falling under the WEEE Directive from Amazon EU S.à.r.l to an Irish address, you may take back your old equipment on a one-for-one and like-for-like basis, free of charge. One-for-one and like-for-like take back means we will only accept the take back of the same type and quantity of equipment as the new electrical or electronic equipment you purchase from Amazon EU S.à.r.l. For example, if you buy a digital camera from Amazon we will only allow the take back free of charge of one digital or analogue camera from you. Please note that you can't dispose of WEEE items through the regular household waste.

Your equipment will be treated and recycled in accordance with the applicable regulations. If you want to choose this option please follow the instructions below:


  1. Please print out your Lithium battery label here and affix it to the outside of your WEEE return package. You will not be able to send back an item without attaching the provided Lithium battery label.
  2. Please go to the AnPost website and choose Recycle with Amazon in the drop-down menu to generate your mailing label or schedule a pick up (note that pick up is limited to addresses in the Greater Dublin Area).
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to create your label. Print it out in colour if possible, then cut it along the dotted line and ensure no other labels are attached to your item. Affix the label securely to the front of the package using clear tape ensuring the label is clearly visible, and do not put tape over the barcoded area. For more details, visit the FAQs.

If desired, you can deliver or send your old equipment to one of the following addresses:

Cork Dublin Galway Kilkenny

RehabRecycle

Monahan Road

Cork

TEL: 021 431 7195

RehabRecycle

77 Broomhill Road

Tallaght

Dublin 24

TEL: 01452 8119

RehabRecycle

Parkmore Business Park

Ballybrit

Galway

TEL: 09170 5660

RehabRecycle

West Hebron Road Industrial Estate

Kilkenny

TEL: 056 776 2043

Please contact our customer service if you have any questions on recycling your WEEE product.

Waste batteries including rechargeable batteries (of a type sold by Amazon EU S.à.r.l) may be taken back free of charge at any of the above addresses. You're not obliged to make any purchase when returning old batteries. Each local authority must also accept household waste electrical or electronic equipment and small batteries free of charge at its recycling facilities.

You can also take WEEE and used batteries to local Civic Amenity centres for recycling. You'll find those on the WEEE Ireland website: http://www.weeeireland.ie/collections/.

From July 1 2014, certain categories of household EEE must have a visible Environmental Management Cost (EMC) associated with them. You can find information on EMCs at the following link:

http://www.producerregister.ie/news/weee-register-society-category-listing-5.7

There's a contribution to the recycling costs included in your purchase price.

Amazon is a member of the WEEE Register Society, with registration number 1330WB.

Italy

In order to fulfill its obligations of collection, treatment and recycling of electric and electronic equipment (EEE) at the end of its life-cycle, Amazon EU S.à.r.l is a member of ERP Italia S.r.l., a compliance system licensed in Italy. Where applicable, the prices of EEE items you buy from Amazon EU S.à.r.l for delivery in Italy include contribution to this system, to ensure that Waste of Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is collected and recycled in a responsible manner.

If you want to dispose of used EEE, please note that you can’t do this through the regular household waste. Information where to hand in used equipment can be found at: http://www.erp-recycling.it/come-riciclare/dove-riciclare/ or http://www.cdcraee.it/GetPage.pub_do?id=402881ae2015686d012018e07445003f.

Luxembourg

Amazon is a member of Ecotrel, a compliance system licensed by the Luxembourg Government that looks after the collection, treatment and recycling of electronic equipment at the end of its life-cycle. Where applicable, the prices of EEE items you buy from Amazon EU S.à.r.l for delivery in Luxembourg include contributions to this system to ensure that waste electrical and electronic equipment is collected and recycled in a responsible manner.

You can find information about the Ecotrel quotes applicable to each product category here: http://www.ecotrel.lu/#tarif .

Netherlands

Amazon is a member of Stichting NVMP, a compliance system licensed by the Dutch Government that looks after the collection, treatment and recycling of electronic equipment at the end of its life-cycle. Where applicable, the prices of EEE items you buy from Amazon EU S.à.r.l for delivery in Netherlands include contributions to this system to ensure that waste electrical and electronic equipment is collected and recycled in a responsible manner.

You can find information about the Stichting NVMP quotes (in PDF format) applicable to each product category here: http://www.nvmp.nl/assets/files/pdf/Productbladen/p4.pdf.

Poland

Amazon EU S.à.r.l is a member of Auraeko Organizacja Odzysku SEE S.A., a compliance system licensed in Poland that looks after the collection, treatment and recycling of electric and electronic equipment (EEE) at the end of its life-cycle. Where applicable, the prices of EEE items you buy from Amazon EU S.à.r.l for delivery in Poland include contribution to this system, to ensure that Waste of Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is collected and recycled in a responsible manner.

If you want to dispose of used EEE, please not that you can’t do this through the regular household waste. Information where to hand in WEEE can be found at: http://www.auraeko.pl/en/punkty-zbiorki.

Romania

Amazon EU S.à.r.l is a member of CCR Logistics Systems RO Srl., a compliance system licensed in Romania that looks after the collection, treatment and recycling of electric and electronic equipment (EEE) at the end of its life-cycle. Where applicable, the prices of EEE items you buy from Amazon EU S.à.r.l for delivery in Romania include contribution to this system, to ensure that Waste of Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is collected and recycled in a responsible manner.

If you want to dispose of used EEE, please note that you can’t do this through the regular household waste. Information where to hand in WEEE can be found at: http://www.relectra.ro/en/service-providers.

Slovakia

Amazon EU S.à.r.l is a member of Elekos Kolektívny systém pre nakladanie s electroodpadom, a compliance system licensed in Slovakia that looks after the collection, treatment and recycling of electric and electronic equipment (EEE) at the end of its life-cycle. Where applicable, the prices of EEE items you buy from Amazon EU S.à.r.l for delivery in Slovakia include contribution to this system, to ensure that Waste of Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is collected and recycled in a responsible manner.

If you've ordered electrical or electronic equipment falling under the WEEE legislation from Amazon.co.uk for delivery to a Slovak address, you may send your old device or equipment to a recycling centre where it'll be treated and recycled in an environmentally-friendly manner. You can create and print a pre-paid label with Cycleon by visiting the following page: https://prdgp.cycleon.net/en/web/amazon-weee/return.

If you want to dispose of used EEE, please note that you can’t do this through the regular household waste. Information where to hand in WEEE can be found at: http://www.elekos.sk/obcania/zberne-miesta/.

Spain

Amazon EU S.à.r.l is a member of Fundación Ecotic, a compliance system licensed by the Spanish Government that looks after collection, treatment and recycling of Electric and Electronic Equipment (EEE) at the end of its life-cycle. Where applicable, the prices of EEE items you buy from Amazon EU S.à.r.l for delivery in Spain include contribution to this system, to ensure that Waste of Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is collected and recycled in a responsible manner.

If you've ordered electrical or electronic equipment falling under the WEEE legislation from Amazon.co.uk for delivery to a Spanish address you may send your old device or equipment to a recycling centre where it'll be treated and recycled in an environmentally-friendly manner. You can create and print a prepaid label with Cycleon by visiting the following page: https://prdgp.cycleon.net/en/web/amazon-weee/return.

You can also either take it to Ecotic or dispose of it in one of the clean points near to you. You can find more information about this in the following link: http://www.eco

tic.es/.

The industrial registry number of Amazon EU S.à.r.l in Spain is: 3725.

Switzerland

Amazon is a member of SWICO Recycling, a compliance system licensed by the Swiss Government that looks after the collection, treatment and recycling of electronic equipment at the end of its life-cycle. Where applicable, the prices of EEE items you buy from Amazon EU S.à.r.l .l and delivered in Switzerland include contributions to this system to ensure that waste electrical and electronic equipment is collected and recycled in a responsible manner. Information on the advance recycling fee in accordance with the valid SWICO table can be found at: http://www.swicorecycling.ch/e/information_tarife.asp .

If you've ordered electrical or electronic equipment falling under the WEEE legislation from Amazon.co.uk for delivery to a Swiss address, you may send your old device or equipment to a recycling centre where it'll be treated and recycled in an environmentally-friendly manner. You can create and print a prepaid label with Cycleon by visiting the following page: https://prdgp.cycleon.net/en/web/amazon-weee/return.

If you want to dispose of used electrical or electronic equipment, please note that you can't do this through the regular household waste. Information on where to hand in used equipment can be found at http://www.swicorecycling.ch/e/entsorgen_privatkunden_abgabe.asp.

Are there any other ways of disposing of my old electrical equipment?

If your old piece of electronic equipment is still in a good working condition or could be repaired for further use, please consider donating it to a charitable organisation or giving it to someone else in need. By extending the lifetime of your old equipment you're also contributing to the efficient use of resources and avoiding additional waste.

Please note that you shouldn't dispose of your WEEE yourself in household waste. EEE may contain hazardous substances which, if exposed, may have a serious detrimental effect on the environment and human health. That's why all WEEE that you volunteer for recycling should be treated by designated local waste facility and recycling centres. By ensuring that you dispose of your old electrical and electronic equipment in accordance with the WEEE Directive, you are helping to preserve our natural resources and protect human health.

Which products fall under the legislation and how do I recognise them?

The WEEE Directive divides Electronic and Electrical Equipment into ten categories:

  • Category 1 - Large household appliances (fridges, cookers, microwaves, washing machines, etc.)
  • Category 2 - Small household appliances (vacuum cleaners, clocks, toasters, etc.)
  • Category 3 - IT and Telecommunications equipment (PCs, mainframes, printers, copiers, phones, etc.)
  • Category 4 - Consumer equipment (radios, hi-fi, musical instruments, videos, camcorders, etc.)
  • Category 5 - Lighting equipment (fluorescent tubes and holders, sodium lamps, etc.)
  • Category 6 - Electrical and electronic tools (drills, sewing machines, electric lawnmowers, etc.)
  • Category 7 - Toys, leisure and sports equipment (electric trains, games consoles, exercise machines, etc.)
  • Category 8 - Medical devices (analysers, dialysis machines, medical freezers, etc.)
  • Category 9 - Monitoring and control equipment (smoke detectors, thermostats, scales, etc.)
  • Category 10 - Automatic dispensers (hot drinks machines, sweet and chocolate bar dispensers, cash machines, etc.)

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