General exemptions

  • Motor vehicles covered by the Road Traffic Act and boats, airplanes and trains are exempt from the WEEE Order, as they are subject to another producer responsibility scheme.

    Electrical and electronic accessories purchased and installed in motor-driven vehicles, boats, airplanes and trains such as GPS units, external CD player, navigation equipment, echosounders and screen, refrigeration equipment, radio and sound equipment, however, are not exempt, as such equipment is not an integral part of the vehicle.

    Note! WEEE removed from motor vehicles etc. is managed according to the general rules on management of WEEE.

  • Military purposes or protection of national security

    Equipment manufactured specifically for military purposes and associated with either protection of national security, arms, munitions, or war material are subject to an exemption. Examples of exempt equipment are also monitoring equipment manufactured specifically for the Danish Defence Intelligence Service or the Danish Security and Intelligence Service in the form of equipment with integrated monitoring equipment, where these Services do not want the public to have access to the design of the equipment.

    Equipment, however, that is available to the public is not covered by this exemption criterion, since it is not intended specifically for military purposes. An example of such equipment may be a radar used in both civil airports and military facilities. Camouflage-colouring of the equipment does not motivate an exemption in itself.

  • Batteries and accumulators

    Batteries and accumulators are exempt from the WEEE Order, as they are covered by producer responsibility as defined in the Battery Order.

    Batteries and accumulators are however not exempt from the WEEE Order’s rules on management of scrap in the event that they are incorporated in waste electrical and electronic equipment or products.

  • Voltage equal to or greater than 1,000 VAC or 1,500 VDC

    Equipment destined for use at a voltage greater than 1,000 volts for alternating current or 1,500 volts for direct current is exempt from the WEEE Order and producer responsibility. The exemption applies to the input voltage of the equipment.

    Some equipment contains components or internal functions with voltages exceeding the limits, such as CRT television sets or electrical flyswatters. These internal high voltages are NOT relevant for the voltage limits, and therefore this type of equipment is not exempt from producer responsibility.


Last edited: 20/10/2014
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