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WEEE Certification - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive

What is WEEE Certification?

WEEE Certification proves that a company is compliant with the EU’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE II and WEEE II II) regulations. The WEEE II directive regulates how products are managed at the end of their lifecycle and encourage recycling and reuse in accordance with EU Directive 2012/19/EC.

Manufacturers are required to establish processes and systems to ensure the safe and effective collection and recovery of most electrical and electronic waste. The legislation covers everything from household appliances to IT equipment and medical devices.

There are many benefits to ensuring a product is WEEE II certified, while the consequences of non-compliance can be damaging:

  • WEEE II certification is mandatory for a wide range of electronic appliances
  • Non-compliance could result in your products being barred from the European market
  • Enhances a brand’s reputation as environmentally responsible
  • Avoids pollution of the natural environment and resultant fines

Benefits of WEEE Certification

Reducing Instances of Heavy Metal Poisoning

Product Reliability

Reputation of the company increases

It proves that the company is respectful to human health and sensitive to human health.

It proves that the company produces sensitive and harmless to the environment.

It shows that it is a sensitive company in recycling.

Who can be certified WEEE Certification?

The directive places WEEE into numerous categories, the first tier being historic and non-historic. Historic WEEE implies equipment placed on the market prior to 2005 and the WEEE directive places the onus upon the owner of the equipment to make provisions for its recycling. Where equipment was placed on the market after 2005, it is known as non-historic WEEE (denoted by a bar underneath the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol), and it is the responsibility of the producer/distributor to make provisions for its collection and recycling.

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Large household appliances

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Small household appliances

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Computing & communications equipment

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Consumer electronics

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Power tools

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Sport Equipmets

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Automatic dispensers

Document required for WEEE Certification

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

Role of Shamkris and Process of WEEE Certification

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance product certification, A simple & practical method of product certification organization in timely compliance and fulfills the product certification requirement. Shamkris support 100% on documentation required to comply with product certification either by self-certification or notify body certification to depend on directives. 

The implementation process is described below:

Time Frame



Day 1

Scope defined
Self Certification/NoBo
Cost Estimates

Week 1

Developing Documents

Week 4

Implementing Product Management System

Week 8

Internal Audit

Week 10

Self Certification/NoBo
N-C Closing

Week 12

Self Certification/NoBo

Year on Year

Yearly Compliance


From 1 July 2007, government regulations called the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations came into force to encourage people to arrange collections or recycling of old electrical products, rather than throwing them away.
The Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive aims to minimise the impact of such equipment on the environment during the products’ life span, and when it becomes waste. The WEEE Directive sets criteria for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment.
RoHS regulates the hazardous substances used in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), while WEEE regulates the disposal of this same equipment. All applicable products for the EU market must pass WEEE compliance and carry the “Wheelie Bin” mark.
All distributors must: offer free take back on WEEE. accept WEEE for free from customers supplied with like-for-like products, regardless of whether this is done in store, online or by mail order. retain a record of all WEEE taken back for at least four years.08-Jan-2018