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 five fractions

On the collection site, the local authority must ensure that WEEE is separated into the following five fractions:

Fraction 1. Large household appliances
Fraction 2. Cooling appliances
Fraction 3: Small household appliances
Fraction 4. Screens & monitors
Fraction 5. Light sources

Information to DPA-System

Local authorities are also under the duty to 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: 07/10/2011
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