Municipal duties 

Local authorities have a number of tasks and duties in connection with producer responsibility for electrical and electronic equipment. For example, local authorities must establish and pay all costs for establishment and operation of municipal collection sites. Also, local authorities are responsible for having WEEE separated into the correct fractions.

Separation of WEEE in seven fractions + portable batteries

 New fractions as per 1 September 2018:


Dimension / Specification


1a. Large equipment

More than 50 cm

(White goods)

Large container

1b. Medium equipment

More than 50 cm

(Other than white goods)


2. Temperature exchange equipment

Contains cooling agents

Large container

3.  Small equipment

50 cm or less


4. Screens and monitors

More than 100 cm


5. Lamps


Barrels and boxes

6. Photovoltaic panels



7. Portable batteries



See link on the right-hand side for guidance in measurement of equipment dimensions.

Collection sites and ordering of equipment

Local authorities must make sure that reporting on establishment or discontinuation of a collection site as well as ordering of collection material are made in due time (i.e. one month before desired delivery from the producers) through DPA-System.

The local authority is also responsible for making sure that all contact information is updated, since it is the only possibility for DPA-System and producers/collective schemes to contact the local authority with relevant information.

Last edited: 25/06/2018

Further information:

Guidance in measurement of equipment

Existing fractions until 1 September 2018:

Fraction 1. Large household appliances

Fraction 2. Cooling appliances

Fraction 3: Small household appliances

Fraction 4. Screens & monitors

Fraction 5. Light sources

Fraction 6. Photovoltaic panels

Fraction 7. Portable batteries

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