WEEE Directive

WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC)

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) applies to companies that manufacture, sell, distribute, recycle or treat electrical or electronic equipment (EEE),  and to consumers within the European Union.   The Directive is intended to reduce WEEE through consumer education and by improving the effectiveness of collection and recycling.


The Directive requires producers (manufacturers, distributors and sellers) to:

>    Ensure all consumer EEE imported in to the EC after August 13th is marked with a recycling logo.

>    Register with the WEEE regulating authority within each member state. Timing is specific to each member state.

>    Join a recovery and recycling scheme. Timing is specific to each member state.

>    By December 31, 2006 producers will be required to achieve a series of recovery and recycling targets.

NETGEAR Inc. is currently working with our suppliers, distributors, partners and customers to ensure NETGEAR complies with the WEEE Directive.

WEEE Registration numbers

Germany                WEEE-Reg.-Nr. DE 16369166

Ireland                   WEEE-Reg-Nr. IE00866

Italy                       WEEE-Reg-Nr. IT08020000001473

United Kingdom     WEEE-Reg-Nr. WEE/BD0111XQ


  • Recycling Schemes Joined


    Country                       Scheme                 Link

    Netherlands                ICT/Mirec BV       www.mirec.com

    Denmark                     Elretur                   www.elretur.dk

    Spain                           ECOTIC               www.ecotic.es

    Germany                     ERP-DE                www.erp-recycling.org

    Ireland                        ERP Ireland          www.erp-recycling.org

    Sweden                       El-Kretsen            www.el-kretsen.se

    United Kingdom          ERP-UK                www.erp-recycling.org