Extended responsibility of producers of electrical and electronic equipment

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Pursuant to the Law of 21 March 2012 on waste, as amended, and the Law of 9 June 2022 on waste electrical and electronic equipment, waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is subject to the principle of extended producer responsibility.

Waste electrical and electronic equipment comes from equipment that uses electric currents or electromagnetic fields as well as from equipment for producing, transferring and measuring such currents and fields.

Who is concerned?

The obligation to take back waste electrical and electronic equipment applies to persons who produce electrical and electronic equipment, including those who have such equipment designed or manufactured in Luxembourg and market it there under their trademark or name.

How to proceed

Collection and treatment

Since 2005 Ecotrel ASBL has been the accredited organisation that assumes extended producer responsibility and deals with the collection and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from households on Luxembourg territory.

WEEE from private households is collected mainly:

  • in resource centres;
  • in the retail store when a new appliance of the same type, or fulfilling the same function, is purchased;
  • in stores with sales areas of at least 400 m2 (without any obligation to buy a new appliance), for small appliances with dimensions not exceeding 25 cm;
  • in the course of mobile collections organised by the SuperDrecksKëscht fir Bierger initiative in respect of small WEEE.

Producer responsibility

Producers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) are subject to extended responsibility.

Producers of electrical and electronic household appliances

Producers of household electrical and electronic equipment are required to become members of Ecotrel. Ecotrel is the sole ASBL (non-profit organisation) accredited by the Ministry of the Environment to assume the obligations of its members and to deal with the collection and treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).

For further information, please send an email to: administration@ecotrel.lu or call: (+352) 26 09 81.

Producers of non-household electrical and electronic equipment

Producers of non-household electrical and electronic appliances are required to apply to the Environment Agency (Administration de l'environnement) for an individual accreditation.

The application for individual accreditation must be made online on the website of the Environment Agency.

Producers holding an individual accreditation are required to submit an annual report to the Environment Agency, using an online form.

The annual report must be filed by no later than 30 April of each year It must be filed via the e-RA online platform.

If you have any questions, please send an email to: deee@aev.etat.lu.

Online services and forms

Who to contact

Ecotrel asbl

Environment Agency

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