WEEE Complience

Business to Business (B2B) and Consumer (B2C)

Business to consumer (B2C) refers to household Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and business to business (B2B) is non-household WEEE. It is important to distinguish because how you meet you obligation differs between the two.

Household WEEE

Household WEEE or B2C is that which could have been used within a household. It may come from commercial or industrial sources however if by its nature is similar to that from a private household will be classified as household WEEE.

Producers of household EEE are required to finance the costs of collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of an amount of WEEE in tonnes related to the specific category they produce and equivalent to their market share. Larger producers are required to register with an approved compliance scheme. Costs will apply but the scheme will fulfil this obligation on your behalf.

Non-household WEEE

Non-household WEEE are products that are designed for industrial, commercial or institutional purposes and not intended for private households.

Producers of non-household WEEE are required to finance the cost of collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of EEE arising from products placed on the market after August 2005. For any WEEE that was placed on the market before this date, the responsibility of financing the cost of collection and recycling falls to the producer who sells the new product. B2B producers can make contractual agreements with their business customers requiring them to finance the cost of collection, treatment and recycling of WEEE.

Products that are designed for both household and non-household use are known as dual use and should be classified as B2C.