The Producer and the professional WEEE
Professional EEE producers have the obligation to:
• Organize and finance the collection and recycling of professional WEEE when they come from EEE placed on the market after August 13, 2005 or in any case as part of a replacement with equivalent equipment or performing the same function.
• Register in the national register of EEE producers (SYDEREP) held by ADEME, and report annually the quantities placed on the market, collected and treated the previous year.
To comply with these obligations, professional EEE producers can:
• Set up an individual end-of-life management system (no approval required, unlike the household sector) and provide an annual regulatory compliance certificate to ADEME
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• Join an approved eco-organism for professional WEEE via a payment of an annual financial contribution based on the quantity of EEE placed on the market the previous year. An annual veracity certificate is also requested by the eco-organisms.
Distributor and WEEE
EEE distributors have the obligation to:
• Take back or have taken back for free, household EEE given to them by their consumers, within the limit of the quantity and type of equipment sold (“1 for 1” case)
• Take back, without obligation to purchase, small used EEEs (all external dimensions of which are less than 25 cm), if they have an area of sales area devoted to EEE of at least 400 m² (case of “1 for 0”)
• To inform the holders about the obligation not to mix WEEE with household waste, the collection systems at their disposal, the potential effects of hazardous substances present in the EEE on the environment and human health
The Holder and the professional WEEE
For all EEE waste placed on the market before August 13, 2005 (called “historic waste”) the owner of the equipment is responsible for managing its end of life. They have the obligation to:
• Sort the WEEE. WEEE mixed with other waste cannot be recovered unless they are composed only of metallic elements excluding any polluting substance.
• Organize and finance the collection and recycling of professional WEEE. In case of failure to prove the placement on the market after 13 August 2005, WEEE remains the legal and financial responsibility of the holder.
• Issue a waste tracking form (BSD), which tracks the waste until it is properly disposed of.
• Issue a hazardous waste monitoring slip (BSDD), if the WEEE contains hazardous substances (batteries and accumulators, CFC gas, oils …).
• Check that all stakeholders meet their obligations in this area and have the necessary authorizations.