Private users

It is not legal to put electrical equipment on the market for which nobody has assumed producer responsibility.

Private users can check whether producers/importers have assumed the statutory producer responsibility for a given electrical product. You can look for the statutory symbol of the crossed-out wheeled bin, and you can search for brand or company name in the national producer register in the search field in the upper right-hand corner.

How can private users reduce WEEE arisings?

Consumers may reduce WEEE arisings by:

  • Buying less products
  • Buying products with a longer useful life, i.e. products that may be upgraded and repaired
  • Replacing operational equipment less frequently.

Consumers may also choose to buy eco-friendly products, for instance products without brominated flame retardants (Source:

How can private users discard waste electrical products?

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency mentions on their website various options for private consumers discarding electrical equipment. You may for instance:

  • Deliver it to a municipal scheme such as a recycling centre
  • Take it back to the distributor
  • Donate it to charity
  • Dispose of it through the internet, for instance on
Last edited: 02/03/2010
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