At our site we have a skip for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Most of the items are printers and photocopiers. During a waste audit we discovered that the contractors have classified this waste as “metal” and are using the EWC code 20 01 40. The waste does not go to a specialised WEEE site. Are we likely to be in breach of the WEEE Regulations with this arrangement?

Also, we sell some of our printers to the Republic of Ireland. We buy them from a manufacturer and do not rebrand them at all. Do we have any obligations as producers or distributors under the WEEE Regulations?

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At our site we have a skip for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Most of the items are printers and photocopiers. During a waste audit we discovered that the contractors have classified this waste as “metal” and are using the EWC code 20 01 40. The waste does not go to a specialised WEEE site. Are we likely to be in breach of the WEEE Regulations with this arrangement?

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