What is the reported data used for? (WEEE)

It is important to report correctly since the general purpose is to allow the Danish Environmental Protection Agency to survey electrical equipment and associated waste streams in order to prevent illegal waste exports as well as inexpedient and illegal disposal. Also, reported figures are used to document that Denmark achieves EU objectives of collection and recovery of WEEE. As a minimum, 4 kilos of WEEE must be collected per capita in Denmark.

Quantities put on the market

Reported quantities of equipment put on the market for private households are used in DPA-System to calculate how large a proportion of WEEE collected by the local authorities each producer/importer is to take back and treat. Quantities are also used to calculate the amount of the financial guarantee which the producer/the importer is to provide to DPA-System.

Reported quantities of equipment put on the market for private households must be followed by an auditor’s attestation. With a turnover not exceeding DKK 1 million from the type of equipment in question the producer may, however, only submit a management’s statement declaring that the value of equipment covered does not exceed DKK 1 million.

Reported quantities of equipment put on the market for private as well as professional users are used to calculate the fee to be levied from each producer/importer. DPA-System finally calculates the annual rate of the fee on the basis of total quantities put on the market.

Quantities taken back

Quantities taken back are used in DPA-System to readjust the allocation scheme for WEEE from households. For equipment for professional use quantities taken back are used to control how much WEEE is taken back compared with reported quantities put on the market.

Quantities treated

Quantities treated are used to control whether the producer/the importer has recovered and recycled sufficient shares of WEEE taken back compared with the rates stated in the WEEE Order.

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