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WEEE Transposition Status of Member States
(Status implementation date per Jan 2007)

 Austria

Estonia 

Hungary 

Luxembourg 

Slovakia

 Belgium

 Finland

 Ireland

 Malta

 Slovenia

 Cyprus

 France

 Italy

 Netherlands

 Spain

 Czech Republic

 Germany

 Latvia

 Poland

 Sweden

 Denmark

 Greece

 Lithuania

 Portugal

 United Kingdom


Note: Romania and Bulgaria become EU member states since 1 January 2007

Transposed

In Progress


 (Note : Based on latest information available, last update in Jan 2007)


WEEE Schedule

Milestone

RoHS (Endorsed)
Became European Law

13 February 2003
Transposition of WEEE and RoHS Directives into national laws

13 August 2004
Producer responsibility for separate collection, recovery and recycling

13 August 2005
EEE put on the market after the date should have appropriate markings (e.g. producer identification, date put on the market, crossed-out wheeled bin)

13 August 2005
Achievement of separate collection of 4kg/per inhabitant per year of WEEE from private households (collection target)

31 December 2006
Achievement of recovery targets and recycling targets 31 December 2006

Highlights of some EU Member States
 

National Legislation

 Implementation Date

 National Register

 Collective Systems

Penalties

Austria - Waste Management Law
- Waste Treatment Obligation Ordinance
- Electro Ordinance
13 August 2005 Environmental Agency UFH Altlampen, UFH Elektroaltgeraet, ERA, EVA, ERP  Fine may up to Euro 7,270
Belgium - Conventions on the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment 7 August 2004  - Brussels Waste Department
- Flemish Waste Department
- Walloon Waste Department
Recupel 

Imprisonment up to five years and fine may exceed Euro 250,000

Cyprus Administrative Act No 668  13 August 2005  The Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment, Environment Service   EDHHA Imprisonment up to three years and/or fine may up to Euro 35,000
Czech Republic  Waste Act Amendment  12 October 2005 Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic  Elektrowin, Ekolamp, Retela, REMA, Asekol  Fine may up to Euro 1,000,000
Denmark  Environmental Protection Act 1 June 2005  - The WEEE System
- Danish Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Elretur Denmark  Imprisonment up to two years 
Estonia - Waste Act
- Regulation No. 376 of the Government of the Republic
- Minister of Environment Regulation No. 9
- Regulation on the Central Register of Producers
 13 August 2005 The Ministry of Environment  EES-Ringlus, Elektroonikaromu Fine may up to Euro 3,200
Finland - Waste Act 1072/1993
- Government Decree on Electrical and Electronic Waste 852/2004
15 May 2005 Pirkanmaa Regional Environmental Centre  SER-Ty, Elker Oy, FLIP ry, ICT Producer Cooperative, SELT ry, NERA Conditional fine or even imprisonment 
France - Decree 2005/829 on the Design of EEE and the Elimination of WEEE 13 August 2005 - Ministry for Ecology and Sustainable Development
- The French Environment Agency 
Recylum, ECO-Systemes, Eco-Logic, ERP  Fine may up to Euro 1,500 
Germany - Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act, or ElektroG
- Cost Ordinance to the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act, or ElektroGKostV
13 August 2005  - Federal Environmental Office, Umweltbundesamt
- Clearing-house, Stiftung Elektro-Altgerate Register 
ENE, ERP, RNE, LARS, ProReturn, Olav, BSH-Miele-Philips, Quelle, ALBA, DSD, DHL, e-back, EGR, Entec, AVR, Fliege Cleanaway, Hellmann, Interseroh, Landbell, Pape, Remondis, TechProtet/RENE, Take-E-Way, Vfw, Zentek  Fine may up to Euro 50,000
Greece The Presidential Decree No 117/2004 13 August 2005  Ministry of the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works Recycling of Appliances S.A.  Imprisonment up to three years and/or fine may up to Euro 150,000 
Hungary - Government Decree 264/2004
- Ministerial Decree 15/2004
- Product Fee Act LVI
1 January 2005  National Directorate for the Environment, Nature and Water  Electro-Coord Kht., Electro-Waste Kht., Re-Electro Kht, Okomat Kht  Fine may up to 350,000 HUF 
Ireland - Waste Management Act
- Waste Management (Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2005
20 July 2005  Environmental Protection Agency  ERP, WEEE Ireland  Imprisonment up to ten years and/or fine up to Euro 15,000,000 
Italy Legislative Decree No. 151 13 August 2006  Supervision and Control of WEEE Management Committee  ERP, ecoR'it   Fine may up to Euro 100,000
Latvia - Law on Waste Management
- Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers
 13 August 2005 The Ministry of Environment  LZE, CECED  Fine may up to Euro 720 
Lithuania - Waste Management Law
- WEEE Management Rules
- National Strategic Waste Management Plan
- Adminstrative Code
24 August 2005  The Ministry of Environment  INFOBALT, CECED, Zaliasis Taskas  Fine may up to Euro 29,000 
Luxembourg Grand-Duke's Decree 1 April 2006  The Ministry of the Environment  Ecotrel asbl  Imprisonment up to six months and/or a fine up to Euro 123,950 
Malta L.N. 63 of 2007 - Environment Protection Act (CAP. 345) – Waste Management (Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, 2007 No timetable yet  The Malta Environment and Planning Authority  WasteServ Malta Ltd  Imprisonment may up to two years and/or fine up to Lm2,000 
Netherlands EEE Management Regulation 13 August 2005  VROM Inspection  ICT-Milieu, VLEHAN, FIAR, VLA, SVEG, SMR  Fine may up to Euro 450,000 
Poland  WEEE Act 21 October 2005  General Inspector for Environmental Protection  Elektro-Eko, ERP  Fine may up to Euro 125,000 
Portugal  Decree-Law 230/2004 13 August 2005 The National Waste Institute  Amb3E, ERP  Fine may up to Euro 44,800 
Slovakia  - Act 733/2004
- Ministerial Decree 208/2005
- Government Ordinance 388/2005
- Ministerial Decree 359/2005
1 January 2005  The Ministry of the Environment of hte Slovak Republic  Ekolamp, Envidom, SEWA, Etalux Fine may up to 5,000,000 Slovak crowns 
Slovenia  Decree 4871 13 August 2005  - The Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning (MESP) 
- The Inspectorate for the Environment and Spatial Planning
Ekolamp, ZEOS, Slopak, Interseroh  Fine may up to Euro 40,000 
Spain  Royal Decree 208/2005 27 February 2005  The Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Environment  Ecolec, Tragamovil, Ambilamp, ERP, Ecotic, Ecolum  Fine may up to Euro 1,200,000 
Sweden  Statutory Order SFS 2005:209 13 August 2005  The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency  EI-Kretsen  Fine may up to Euro 10,800 
United Kingdom  The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations are yet to be finalised No timetable yet The Environment Agency  Gambica's B2B compliance scheme, Repic  The penalties are not yet known