Welcome to the Nationaal (W)EEE Register
The National (W)EEE Register (hereinafter called: the Register) has been delegated by the Dutch Government to organise the tasks related to the registration and reporting obligation stipulated in the Dutch implementation of the WEEE Directive. The Register is funded by the producers of electrical appliances and low-energy light bulbs (EEE). The Register’s client is the Government. Producers of EEE and treatment operators of discarded electrical appliances and low-energy light bulbs (WEEE) register at and report to the Register. You can find out below whether you are a producer or a treatment operator.
The results of the year 2014 are published. You can find them here.
Am I a producer and must I register?
Yes, as a producer of EEE you must register. The definition of a producer is specified in Article 1.p of the Dutch implementation of the WEEE Directive. Webshops also fall under this definition. For retailers and importers, the following rule of thumb applies: If the invoice from the supplier of electrical appliances and low-energy light bulbs (EEE) specifies a VAT zero rate or a foreign (not Dutch) VAT rate, then you are the producer unless that supplier has voluntarily transferred its responsibility to a Dutch legal or natural person by means of a mandate in accordance with Article 21. If you are already a member of a producer collective or to a collective system, you do not need to do anything because those organisations will take care of the registration and the reporting for you. Producers that individually meet their obligations in the WEEE Directive can register on the page for producers.
Am I a treatment operator and must I register?
Yes, as an operator or exporter you must register. A treatment operator is a company that converts or processes discarded electrical appliances and low-energy light bulbs (WEEE) in the Netherlands or exports them abroad to be processed. As an exporting trader you are therefore also a treatment operator that must report collection and (material) recycling. WEEE that is collected by an individual producer or a collective system in the Netherlands and is processed at your premises does not need to be reported: the producer or collective system will do that. In addition, stocks of electronics (from producers) that are destroyed do not need to be reported because they were never put on the market in the first place. Treatment operators can register on the page for treatment operators.
What does registration cost?
For treatment operators registration is free. The producers pay for the costs of the Nationaal (W)EEE Register. Producers that registered individually will receive an invoice form the register of maximum €200,- per year. For producers that are affiliated to a producer collective the costs will be payed and cleared by the collective.