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Waste of electrical and electronic equipment not classified as green listed waste

Since January 5, 2015, sector 71 of the Dutch National Waste management Plan says that Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) cannot be classified as green listed waste in the context of the Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR). For transboundary shipments of WEEE a notification procedure is always required.

Shipping of WEEE into the Netherlands is only possible when the WEEE goes to a WEEELABEX certified recycling company or to a company that does not disassemble the equipment itself. A company that does not disassemble the equipment itself a WEEELABEX certification is not mandatory. It is also possible that institutions operate under the responsibility of a WEEELABEX certified company.

Example:

A company delivers new EEE and takes back old EEE, than the old EEE is WEEE, unless it is proved that the requirements of Annex VI WEEE Directive (2012/19) are met. When shipped to another country a WSR notification procedure is required.

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Authorities involved in inspection in Member States do have the possibility to require evidence to ascertain the legality of shipments. Such evidence may be requested on the basis of general provisions or on a case-by-case basis. Where such evidence is not made available or is considered to be insufficient, the carriage of the substance or object concerned, or the shipment of waste concerned should be considered as an illegal shipment and should be dealt with in accordance with the relevant provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006.

Source: RIVM

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