Information obligations Guidance on information provisions regarding collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). svenska Share Contact Listen Guidance Inform end users of the disposal of WEEE Distributors shall inform end users of the possibility to return electrical and electronic equipment when it becomes waste in order to facilitate end users access to collection sites and to encourage collection of WEEE. The information shall be clear and in adherence to the site where the equipment is purchased. Producers shall inform end users of other EEE than household EEE about the requirement not to dispose WEEE as unsorted municipal waste, to collect WEEE separately, the purpose of handling WEEE separately and to whom it may be returned. The corresponding information provision for household WEEE lies on the municipalities. Information for treatment facilities A producer that puts an equipment on the market of the European union shall provide waste treatment operators with information on the different EEE components and materials, as well as the location of dangerous substances and mixtures in EEE. The information shall be available within one year after the equipment is placed on the market in the form of manuals or by means of electronic media. Legislation EEE/WEEE Ordinance (2014:1075) on producer responsibility for electrical and electronic equipment (In Swedish only) Ordinance (2008:834) on producer responsibility for batteries (In Swedish only) The WEEE-directive of the European Parliament and of the Council 2012/19/EU Other relevant legislation for the producer responsibility (In Swedish only) Ordinance (2011:927) on waste Regulation (NFS 2018:11) by the Swedish EPA on pretreatment of WEEE Ordinance (2000:208) on producer responsibility for filament bulbs and certain lighting equipment Hazardous substances Ordinance (2012:861) on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (In Swedish only) The RoHS directive direktivet of the European Parliament and of the Council 2011/65/EU Legal enforcement (In Swedish only) Ordinance (2012:259) on environmental sanction charges Law (1985:206) on fines Miljötillsynsförordning Ordinance (2011:13) on environmental enforcement Förordning Ordinance (1998:940) on fees for permit matters and enforcement according to the Environmental Law Background The Environmental Protection Agency has been assigned as the enforcement authority through Section 24 in the Ordinance (2011:13) on environmental enforcement and is responsible for reviewing that the nationwide regulations on producer responsibility are fulfilled. The Swedish Ordinance (2014:1075) on producer responsibility for electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), which entered into force in October 2014, is the Swedish implementation of the WEEE-directive. WEEE is short form waste electrical and electronic equipment. The scope of the producer responsibility changed in 2018. The categories of EEE changes and the producer responsibility will cover more product types.