Legislation for regulating WEEE  

 This page provides information about the legislation that is relevant to WEEE.  

There is legislation for managing Waste Electrical and Electronical Equipment (WEEE) in Ireland. This legislation sets out the rules and the legal obligations for anyone who makes, imports or sells EEE in Ireland. This legislation also sets the rules for collection and recycling of WEEE.  

The legislation is as follows: 

  • European Union (Waste Electrical and Electronical Equipment) Regulations 2014. These Regulations are commonly known as the WEEE regulations 

Download a copy of the WEEE Regulations 

Information for importers and manufacturers 

If you are manufacturing or importing EEE (or batteries) into Ireland as a business, then you are a ‘producer’. Find out more about EEE producers and battery producers to see what legal obligations they have.  

Information for retailers and wholesalers 

If you are a retailer or wholesaler of EEE or batteries, then you are a ‘distributor’. Find out more about distributors of EEE and batteries to see what legal obligations they have. 

Information about trade shows and expos 

If you are organising or exhibiting at a trade show or expo where EEE and/or batteries will be offered for sale, then you will have legal obligations under the WEEE and Batteries Regulations. Find out about these obligations in the guidance for trade show exhibitors.