CENELEC has just published an informative guide called “European Standards for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)


The WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU addresses producers and importers of EEE in Europe. It sets requirements and targets for the collection and treatment of WEEE.

The European standards, developed in support of the WEEE Directive, cover all product categories and address the collection, transport and treatment, including preparation for reuse of the WEEE.

The objectives of the standards are to:

  • Assist treatment operators in fulfilling the requirements of the WEEE Directive without placing unnecessary administrative burdens on operators of any size, including small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
  • Give additional guidance to operators.
  • Cover the treatment of waste from all products within the extended scope of the WEEE Directive.
  • Cover the collection and logistics of WEEE to allow proper treatment.