Producers and importers must mark their products with a symbol of a crossed-out wheeled bin and they must inform users in writing on management of WEEE. The symbol indicates that collection of electrical and electronic equipment must not take place together with ordinary domestic waste and that it must be treated as WEEE.
Marking must be in compliance with the symbol shown in Annex 5 to the Order or the standard DS/EN 50 419: Marking of electrical and electronic equipment.
Name or brand of the producer or the importer must always be found on the product (equipment). The crossed-out wheeled bin symbol can in certain cases, such as very small equipment, be printed in the operating instructions, on the guarantee certificate, or the packaging. The DS standard (Danish Standard) states that the size of the wheeled bin symbol must be at least 5mm to be legible. The producer/the importer can choose to emboss the symbol onto the product, print it, or use stickers.
On the website of Danish Standards you can find files for reproduction of the symbol.
Rules on marking are established in section 49 of the WEEE Order. The Danish Environmental Protection Agency is in charge of compliance control.
The rules on marking of equipment with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol and producer/importer brand entered into force in Denmark in August 2005.
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency has prepared a standard text that producers can use to explain marking and WEEE rules to consumers. The text can be found (in Danish) via the link on the right-hand side.