Local authorities are under the duty to establish collection schemes and collection sites for electrical and electronic waste from private households.
The role of local authorities is defined in annex 7 of the WEEE Order. The annex replaced the so-called framework conditions gathered in a document under the name of Standard agreement.
After a local government reform in January 2007, there are 98 local authorities in Denmark. Each local authority has a number of collection sites that it registers in the DPA-System local authority database. This registration contains, for example, information on contact persons and collection equipment required.
Once a year DPA-System makes a so-called allocation where producers are allocated each their share of WEEE. These quantities are allocated with a calculation model which is based on reported marketed quantities of equipment with end-users in households.
Local authorities are under the duty to register and maintain data on municipal collection sites in the DPA-System local authority database. In addition, each local authority must collect WEEE from the citizens and sort WEEE into no less than five fractions.