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WEEE & Battery Information

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  1. Large household appliances
  2. Small household appliances
  3. IT and telecommunications equipment
  4. Consumer equipment
  5. Lighting equipment
  6. Electrical and electronic tools (with the exception of large-scale stationary industrial tools)
  7. Toys, leisure and sports equipment
  8. Medical devices (with the exception of all implanted and infected products)
  9. Monitoring and control instruments
  10. Automatic dispensers

The Producer Register Limited Category Listings 5.7 includes a breakdown of all EEE into categories and subcategories to be taken into account for the purpose of these regulations as set out in the EU Directive.

The right hand side listings are intended to provide further category descriptions to aid producers with classification and data submission.

The relevant vEMC (visible Environmental Management Cost) is shown per subcategory.

It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. 

This category list is subject to revision.

WEEE Category Listings

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Battery and Accumulator Types

The Waste Management (Batteries and Accumulators) Regulations 2008 S.I. No. 268 of 2008 provides guidance on types of batteries and accumulators;

A battery or accumulator means any source of electrical energy generated by direct conversion of chemical energy and consisting of one or more primary battery cells (non-rechargeable) or consisting of one or more secondary battery cells (rechargeable)

The types can be divided into Portable, Industrial and Automotive.

portable battery or accumulator means any battery, button cell, battery pack or accumulator that;

  • is sealed
  • can be hand-carried, or as appropriate
  • is neither industrial or automotive

industrial battery or accumulator means any battery or accumulator designed for exclusively industrial or professional uses or is used in any type of electric vehicle.

automotive battery or accumulator means any battery or accumulator used for automotive starter, lighting or ignition power.

Battery Category Listings

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