The WEEE Directive is transposed into Estonian law by Waste Act and three WEEE
makes producers responsible for financing the management of WEEE. The
Waste Act contains provisions relating to the financial guarantee, the principle
of sharing the costs of historical WEEE and the principles of a collective
The Decree of National Register
was published on 10 February 2006 and entered
into force on 13 February 2006. Producer has requirement to register in National
) and introduce data according to the Decree.
Estonian National Registry can only register these producers who have registered
in Estonian Central Commercial Register. If producer are located permanently
outside Estonia then it cannot register directly in Registry and has two options
- make branch in Estonia, or sign a contract with Producer Responsibility
Organization (for example, Eesti Elektroonikaromu).
Governmental Decree on signing, collecting and recycling targets of WEEE
published on 29
December 2004 and entered into force on 1 January 2005. Estonia, like all other
EU member states shall meet the collection target set in WEEE Directive, but
Estonian law hasn’t made producers responsible for achieving the collection
target which is set by the WEEE Directive. So there is no any responsibility
about collection amounts for Estonian producers.
A Decree of the Environment Minister on treatment of WEEE
was published on 17
February 2005 and entered into force on 20 February 2005.
You can read those legislative acts in English from the website of Ministry of
Eesti Elektroonikaromu is a non-profit organization based on producer
responsibility principle. Our aim of activity is to unify the collectors and
recycles of end-of life electronics. The organization’s primary field of
operation is collecting used electronic facilities, reutilization and removing
according to the legislation.
Eesti Elektroonikaromu is a biggest collector of WEEE in Estonia. There are over
60 collecting places/points all over Estonia on the list of Eesti
Elektroonikaromu. All Estonia is covered and we moving forward to increase the
number of collection points. You can find a list of our collection points here:
Eesti Elektroonikaromu recycling collected WEEE according to the legislative
acts in collaboration with recyclers endowing respective licenses.
Eesti Elektroonikaromu has currently contracts over 60 producers and that number
is increasing. You can find a list of producers who joined with Eesti
Elektroonikaromu, here: http://www.elektroonikaromu.ee/?viewid=8
Producers shall declare the mass of EEE put on the Estonian market during an
accounting period and shall pay to Eesti Elektroonikaromu according to the
price-list. So producers delegate all its obligations of collecting and
recycling of WEEE (as historic pickings as well products put on the market after
13.08.2005) to Eesti Elektroonikaromu. The solution is user-friendly because of
its simplicity - Eesti Elektroonikaromu shall take command of producer duties
and responsibilities for additional charge to recycling and the enterprise can
deal peacefully with its primary activity. Producers, who have delegated their
obligations to Eesti Elektroonikaromu, have deemed the fore mentioned solution
reasonable and effective.
Contract between Producer and Eesti Elektroonikaromu:
Producer can delegate all its obligations of collecting and recycling of WEEE
according to following price-lists. VAT (18%) excluding.
Reutilization rates in force from 01.01.2007
Reutilization rates in force from 13.08.2005 to 31.12.2006
MTÜ Eesti Elektroonikaromu
Vana-Narva mnt 26
Phone: +372 50 79 315
Chairman of Board