WEEE Compliance and Battery Recycling

    

WEEE Information for Veritas Customers and Recyclers

Under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive and implementing regulations, when customers buy new electrical and electronic equipment from Veritas they are entitled to:

  • send old equipment for recycling on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis (this varies depending on the country)
  • send the new equipment back for recycling when this ultimately becomes waste

Instructions to both customers and recyclers/treatment facilities wishing to obtain disassembly information are provided by following the links below.

Recycling Information for Veritas Customers

Please select the country where you are located from list below.

Austria

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Austria

Under the Austrian Ordinance on Waste Prevention, Collection and Treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE Ordinance) that came into force on August 13th 2005, for equipment that you buy from Veritas after August 13th 2005, Veritas is required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of WEEE that your new purchase replaces, on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. The old equipment that your new purchase from Veritas replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the WEEE Ordinance, Veritas is also required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from Veritas after August 13th 2005 when that equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.

Veritas products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as Veritas is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products, Veritas has decided to share these new environmental costs directly with our customers. We believe in being transparent with you on any new environmental costs that our products need to address.

Our approach to sharing these new environmental costs is:

  • Veritas pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the WEEE Ordinance;
  • Veritas pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the WEEE Ordinance;
  • you pay for transportation of your WEEE to Veritas's appointed recycler in Austria.

Veritas has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN recycling facility in Austria. All New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Veritas products is classed as non-hazardous waste.

It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to the recycler. Under Austrian waste management regulations, you are free to use any carrier you wish to collect and transport the Historic and New WEEE to the EARN recycler.

For larger quantities of waste, you may want to contact the recycler directly to arrange and pay for alternative collection methods. The EARN recycling facility in Austria is:

 

Recycler Telephone Number Website
Stena Technoworld GmbH +43 1 78 64 60 3 www.stenatechnoworld.com

 

In order to help EARN identify Veritas equipment upon arrival at the recycler's address, please download the Recycling Label for Austrian Customers. Complete the label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.

Recycling Label for Austrian Customers

Belgium

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Belgium

Regulations concerning the management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in Belgium are implemented at a regional administrative level:

  • In the Brussels Capital region by an amendment to the existing Producer Responsibility Decree which came into force on June 3rd 2005
  • In the Flanders (Flemish) Region by amendments to the Waste Prevention and Management Ordinance (VLAREA) which came into force on December 1st 2004
  • In the Wallonia region by an amendment to the existing Producer Responsibility Decree which came into force on June 3rd 2005

Under the WEEE Regulations for each Administrative Region of Belgium, for equipment that you buy from Veritas after August 13th 2005, Veritas finances the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of WEEE that your new purchase replaces, on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. The old equipment that your new Veritas product replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the Regulations in each Administrative Region, Veritas also finances the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from Veritas after August 13th 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.

Veritas products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as Veritas is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products Veritas has decided to share these new environmental costs directly with our customers. We believe in being transparent with you on any new environmental costs that our products need to address.

Our approach to sharing these new environmental costs is:

  • You pay for transportation of your WEEE to Veritas's appointed recycler in Belgium.
  • Veritas pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the WEEE Regulations for each region in Belgium
  • Veritas pays for the costs of data management and reporting through membership to local collective system Recupel in order to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the Belgium WEEE Regulations in each region

Veritas has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN facility in Belgium . All Historic and New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Veritas products is classed as non-hazardous waste.

You should contact the EARN recycler below (who will be appropriately authorised to transport WEEE in Belgium) to arrange and pay for WEEE collection and transport to its recycling facility.

Recycler: Coolrec (Recydel)
Phone: +32 43 70 94 60
Fax: + 32 43 70 94 69
Web: www.coolrec.com

Bulgaria

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Bulgaria

Producer responsibility for the take-back of electrical and electronic equipment in Bulgaria is covered by the Ordinance on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, which transposes the WEEE Directive. Implementing Decree 256/2013 was issued at the end of 2013.

Please contact Veritas to identify WEEE arrangements in place in Bulgaria.

Croatia

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Croatia

Producer responsibility for the take-back of electrical and electronic equipment in Croatia is covered by the EEE Regulations (No.48/14) of 15 April 2014, which transpose the WEEE Directive.

Please contact Veritas to identify WEEE arrangements in place in Croatia.

Cyprus

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Cyprus

Producer responsibility for the take-back of electrical and electronic equipment in Cyprus is covered by the WEEE Regulations (73/2015), which transpose the WEEE Directive.

Please contact Veritas to identify WEEE arrangements in place in Cyprus.

Czech Republic

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in the Czech Republic

Veritas products are sold in the Czech Republic by dealers and distributors. The dealers and distributors act as the importer of the equipment into the Czech Republic. Thus the dealers and distributors have the legal responsibility to:

  • Register as the WEEE producer in the Czech Republic.
  • Provide arrangements for collection and recycling of WEEE arising from Veritas products that the dealer and distributor sells in the Czech Republic.

Please contact Veritas to identify dealers and distributors in the Czech Republic.

Denmark

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Denmark

Denmark has adopted a different approach to implementing the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive from that of other EU Member States. The WEEE Directive is transposed by the Danish Order for WEEE which came into force on August 1st 2005. Under the Order, local authorities must establish a collection system for WEEE from private households (B2C WEEE) and also for WEEE from businesses (B2B WEEE). The collection system must be established by April 1st 2006 and can be in the form of:

  • a bring-it yourself scheme. This is a designated site within the Municipality assigned to receive B2C and B2B WEEE;
  • a collection scheme. This is a scheme whereby a Municipality or company gather WEEE from private households and business addresses;

Denmark is the only EC Member State in which businesses can supply their WEEE for collection and recycling alongside household WEEE through local authority collection schemes.

When equipment that you bought before April 1st 2006 becomes waste (known as Historic WEEE) we recommend that you make use of the collection scheme provided free-of-charge by your local authority. If you buy a new item of Veritas equipment after April 1st 2006 to replace equipment purchased before this date (on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis) and do not want to use the free collection scheme provided by the local authority, Veritas can arrange to collect the Historic WEEE from you at your request. However, the costs for providing this service may be included in the purchase price of the new equipment that Veritas supplies to you.

For equipment that you purchase from Veritas after April 1st 2006, when this equipment becomes waste (known as New WEEE), we recommend that you also make use of the collection scheme provided free-of-charge by your local authority. If you not want to use the free collection scheme provided by the local authority, Veritas can arrange to collect the New WEEE from you at your request. However, there may be an associated cost for providing this service to you.

Details about your local authority's free collection scheme are provided by the Danish WEEE System www.dpa-system.dk You can also contact the technical administration team at your local authority for details about the free collection scheme that it provides.

Estonia

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Estonia

Producer responsibility for the take-back of electrical and electronic equipment in Estonia is covered by the Estonian Waste Act, which transposes the WEEE Directive.

Please contact Veritas to identify WEEE arrangements in place in Estonia.

Finland

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Finland

Under the Finnish Waste Act which implements regulations for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) which came into force on August 13th 2005, for equipment that you buy from Veritas after August 13th 2005, Veritas is required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) that your new purchase replaces, on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. The old equipment that your new purchase from Veritas replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the Waste Act, Veritas is also required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from Veritas after August 13th 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.

Veritas covers the following costs for WEEE compliance management in Finland:

  • The costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by Finland WEEE Regulations;
  • The costs of data management and reporting to the Centre for Economic Development, Traffic and the Environment for Pirkanmaa to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the Finland WEEE Regulations;
  • The costs of transportation of your WEEE to Veritas's appointed recycler in Finland.

Veritas has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN recycling facility in Finland.

To arrange collection of your WEEE please contact the EARN partner in Finland directly:

EARN Partner
Stena Technoworld Oy
Kirsintie 12
28760 PORI
FINLAND

tel: +358 108 0188
email: info@technoworld.fi

France

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in France

Under the French Decree on the Prevention and Management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) which came into force on August 13th 2005, the financing of collection and recycling of any waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) arising from equipment bought before August 13th 2005 is the customer's responsibility. This is regardless of whether the equipment is being replaced by a new piece of equipment from Veritas. Equipment purchased before August 13th 2005 is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the Decree, Veritas is required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from them after August 13th 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.

Veritas products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as Veritas is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products, Veritas has decided to share these new environmental costs directly with our customers. We believe in being transparent with you on any new environmental costs that our products need to address.

Our approach to sharing these new environmental costs is:
• Veritas pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the Decree.
• Veritas pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME) to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the Decree.
• you pay for transportation of your WEEE to Veritas's appointed recycler in France.

Veritas has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN recycling facility in France. All New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Veritas products is classed as non-hazardous waste.

It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to the recycler. Under Decree 98-679 1998 Relating to Road Transport, the Trade and the Broking of Waste, you are free to use any carrier you wish to collect and transport non-hazardous WEEE to the EARN recycler, providing the total weight of equipment to be transported is less than 500 kg.

For larger quantities of waste you may wish to contact the recycler directly in order to arrange and pay for an alternative collection method. The Veritas recycler in France is:

Location Recycler Telephone Number Website
France Paprec Group +33 05 56 07 77 40 www.paprec.com/fr

There is no legal requirement that WEEE be accompanied by documentation when transported in France. However, in order to enable EARN to identify Veritas equipment upon arrival at the recycler's address, please download the recycling label for France. Complete the label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.

Recycling Label for French Customers

Germany

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Germany

Under the Germany Act Governing the Sale, Return and Environmentally Sound Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (ElektroG) which came into force on August 13th 2005, the financing of collection and recycling of any waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) arising from equipment bought before March 24th 2006 is the customer's responsibility. This is regardless of whether the old equipment is being replaced by a new item of equipment purchased from Veritas. Waste arising from equipment purchased before March 24th 2006 is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the ElektroG Act, Veritas are required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from them after March 24th 2006, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.

Veritas products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as Veritas is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products, Veritas has decided to share these new environmental costs directly with our customers. We believe in being transparent with you on any new environmental costs that our products need to address.

Our approach to sharing these new environmental costs is:

  • Veritas pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by ElektroG.
  • Veritas pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of ElektroG.
  • you pay for transportation of your WEEE to Veritas's appointed recycler in Germany.

Veritas has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN recycling facility in Germany. All New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Veritas products is classed as non-hazardous waste.

It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to the recycler. Under German waste management regulations, you are free to use any carrier you wish to collect and transport non-hazardous WEEE to the EARN recycler.

For larger quantities of waste, you may want to contact the recycler directly to arrange and pay for alternative collection methods. The EARN recycling facility in Germany is:

Recycler Telephone Number Website
Electrocycling GmbH +49(0)5321 3367-23 www.electrocycling.de - contact page

In order to enable EARN to identify Veritas equipment upon arrival at the recycler's address, please download the Recycling Label for German Customers. Complete the label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.

Recycling Label for German Customers

Greece

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Greece

Veritas products are sold in Greece by dealers and distributors. The dealers and distributors act as the importer of the equipment into Greece. Thus the dealers and distributors have the legal responsibility to:

  • Register as the WEEE producer in Greece.
  • Provide arrangements for collection and recycling of WEEE arising from Veritas products that the dealer and distributor sells in Greece.

Please contact Veritas to identify dealers and distributors in the Greece.

Hungary

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Hungary

Veritas products are sold in Hungary by dealers and distributors. The dealers and distributors act as the importer of the equipment into Hungary. Thus the dealers and distributors have the legal responsibility to:

  • Register as the WEEE producer in Hungary.
  • Provide arrangements for collection and recycling of WEEE arising from Veritas products that the dealer and distributor sells in Hungary.

Please contact Veritas to identify dealers and distributors in Hungary.

Iceland

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Iceland

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is a European Directive which requires producers to make arrangements for the collection and recycling of WEEE. The Directive is transposed into national law by EU Member States. As a signatory to the EEA agreement, Iceland has an obligation to transpose the WEEE Directive.

Producer responsibility for the take-back of electrical and electronic equipment in Iceland is covered by Act 73/2008 which transposes the broad outlines of the WEEE Directive. Implementing regulation 1104/2008 was issued at the end of 2008. No amendments are currently planned.

Please contact Veritas to identify WEEE arrangements in place in Iceland.

Ireland

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Ireland

Under SI 340/2005 Waste Management (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment [WEEE]) Regulations which came into force on August 13th 2005, for equipment that you buy from Veritas after August 13th 2005, Veritas is required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of WEEE that your new purchase replaces, on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. The old equipment that your new purchase from Veritas replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the Regulations, Veritas is also required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from Veritas after August 13th 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.

Veritas products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as Veritas is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products, Veritas has decided to share these new environmental costs directly with our customers. We believe in being transparent with you on any new environmental costs that our products need to address.

Our approach to sharing these new environmental costs is:

  • Veritas pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the Waste Management (WEEE) Regulations;
  • Veritas pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the WEEE Register Society to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the Waste Management (WEEE) Regulations;
  • you pay for transportation of your WEEE to Veritas's appointed recycler in Ireland.

Veritas has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN recycling facility in Ireland. All New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Veritas products is classed as non-hazardous waste.

It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to the recycler. Under the Waste Management Act 1996, you should use the following carrier (which holds a valid Waste Carriers licence):

Waste Carrier Telephone Number Website
Sterile Technologies Ireland Ltd. +353-1800 937 628 http://srcl.ie/

For larger quantities of waste, you may want to contact the recycler directly to arrange and pay for alternative collection methods. The EARN recycling facility in Ireland is:

Recycler Telephone Number Website
Rehabrecycle 1800 661 551 www.rehabrecycle.ie

There is no legal requirement that WEEE be accompanied by documentation when transported in Ireland. However, in order to enable EARN to identify Veritas equipment upon arrival at the recycler's address, please download the Recycling Label for Irish Customers. Complete the label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.

Recycling Label for Irish Customers

Italy

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Italy

Under the Italian Decree to implement 2002/96/EC Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive which came into force on August 13th 2005, for equipment that you buy from Veritas after December 31st 2010, Veritas is required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of WEEE that your new purchase replaces, on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. This is providing the weight of the old equipment is less than double that of the new purchase. The old equipment that your new purchase from Veritas replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the Decree, Veritas is also required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from Veritas after December 31st 2010, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.

Veritas products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as Veritas is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products, Veritas has decided to share these new environmental costs directly with our customers. We believe in being transparent with you on any new environmental costs that our products need to address.

Our approach to sharing these new environmental costs is:

  • Veritas pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the Decree.
  • Veritas pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Ministry of Environment to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the Decree.
  • you pay for transportation of your WEEE to Veritas's appointed recycler in Italy.

Veritas has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN recycling facility in Italy. All New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Veritas products is classed as non-hazardous waste.

It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to the recycler. In order to meet Italian regulations for waste disposal, you should use one of the following carriers (which hold a valid Waste Carriers licence):

Waste Carrier Telephone Number Email
Kuehne+Nagel on behalf of S.Eco Servizi Ecologici +39-02-902592 info.calvignasco@kuehne-nagel.com

For larger quantities of waste you may wish to contact the recycler directly in order to arrange and pay for an alternative collection method. The EARN recycling facility in Italy is:

Recycler Website Telephone
Stena S.I.A.T. srl stenatechnoworld.com/it/ +39 03 02 73 33 26       

To comply with Italian Waste Transport Regulations all WEEE must be accompanied by suitable documentation when transported to the recycler. In order to comply with this regulation and to enable EARN to identify Veritas equipment upon arrival at the recycler's address, please download the Recycling Label for Italian Customers. Complete the label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.

Recycling Label for Italian Customers

Latvia

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Latvia

Veritas products are sold in Latvia by dealers and distributors. The dealers and distributors act as the importer of the equipment into Latvia. Thus the dealers and distributors have the legal responsibility to:

  • Register as the WEEE producer in Latvia.
  • Provide arrangements for collection and recycling of WEEE arising from Veritas products that the dealer and distributor sells in Latvia.

Please contact Veritas to identify dealers and distributors in Latvia.

Lithuania

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Lithuania

Veritas products are sold in Lithuania by dealers and distributors. The dealers and distributors act as the importer of the equipment into Lithuania. Thus the dealers and distributors have the legal responsibility to:

  • Register as the WEEE producer in Lithuania.
  • Provide arrangements for collection and recycling of WEEE arising from Veritas products that the dealer and distributor sells in Lithuania.

Please contact Veritas to identify dealers and distributors in Lithuania.

Luxembourg

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Luxembourg

Veritas products are sold in Luxembourg by dealers and distributors. The dealers and distributors act as the importer of the equipment into Luxembourg. Thus the dealers and distributors have the legal responsibility to:

  • Register as the WEEE producer in Luxembourg.
  • Provide arrangements for collection and recycling of WEEE arising from Veritas products that the dealer and distributor sells in Luxembourg.

Please contact Veritas to identify dealers and distributors in Luxembourg.

Malta

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Malta

Producer responsibility for the take-back of electrical and electronic equipment in Malta is covered by the Waste Management (Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations as published by Legal Notice 204 of 2014, which transpose the WEEE Directive.

Please contact Veritas to identify dealers and distributors in Malta.

Netherlands

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in the Netherlands

Under the Dutch Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Management Regulations which came into force on January 1st 2005, Veritas is responsible for the financing of collection and recycling of the following equipment:

  • Any electrical and electronic equipment that you bought from Veritas before August 13th 2005 (referred to as Historic WEEE), which is being replaced by a new piece of equipment bought from Veritas; and
  • Any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from Veritas after August 13th 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste (referred to as New WEEE).

For any other waste electrical and electronic equipment bought before August 13th 2005 which is being replaced by an item of Veritas electrical and electronic equipment, the environmentally sound disposal of this other equipment is the customers responsibility.


Veritas products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as Veritas is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products, Veritas has decided to share these new environmental costs directly with our customers. We believe in being transparent with you on any new environmental costs that our products need to address.


Our approach to sharing these new environmental costs is:

  • Veritas pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the WEEE Management Regulations.
  • Veritas pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Ministry of Spatial Planning, Housing and The Environment (VROM) to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the WEEE Management Regulations.
  • You pay for transportation of your WEEE to Veritas' appointed recycler in the Netherlands.


Veritas has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN recycling facility in the Netherlands. All New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Veritas products is classed as non-hazardous waste.


You should choose to use a Waste Carrier who is suitably authorised to transport non-hazardous waste in the Netherlands. It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to the EARN recycler. In order to meet the requirements for waste disposal as stipulated by the Environmental Management Act 2004, you can use the following carrier (which holds a valid Waste Carriers licence):

Waste Carrier Telephone Number Website
TNT Netherlands 0800 - 1234 www.tnt.com

In order to help EARN identify Veritas equipment upon arrival at the recycler's address, please download the Recycling Label for Dutch Customers. Complete the label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.

Recycling Label for Dutch Customers

Alternatively, you may contact EARN directly to arrange for the collection and treatment of the waste. Under these arrangements, Veritas will cover the costs of collection and transport if arranged for by the EARN recycling partner:

EARN Elektroaltgeräte Service GmbH
Landstrasse 91
38644 Goslar
Germany

Email: office@earn-service.com
Phone: +49 (0)5321 68359-0
Fax: +49 (0)5321 68359-11

EARN will inform their Dutch recycling partner Coolrec BV who will contact you to arrange collection.

Norway

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Norway

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is a European Directive which requires producers to make arrangements for the collection and recycling of WEEE. The Directive is transposed into national law by EU Member States. Norway is not a member of the European Union and therefore has no obligation to follow the WEEE Directive. However, similar legislation is in force in this country.

As part of the regulatory system in Norway, the Ministry of Environment has approved two large collective compliance schemes (El-Retur and RENAS which between them account for 94% of WEEE collection and recycling in Norway) and a smaller compliance scheme (Eurovironment which is run by 14 producers of IT equipment)

Veritas has joined local compliance scheme El-Retur OR RENAS in Norway. Please contact El-Retur OR RENAS directly to understand what arrangements have been made to allow Veritas customers to send waste equipment for recycling:

El-Retur (www.elretur.no)

RENAS (www.renas.no)

Poland

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Poland

Under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Act in Poland which came into force on October 21st 2005, for equipment that you buy from Veritas after August 13th 2005, Veritas is required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of WEEE that your new purchase replaces, on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. The old equipment that your new purchase from Veritas replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the WEEE Act, Veritas is required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from Veritas after August 13th 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE. Veritas customers should note that producer responsibility obligations to take back New WEEE in Poland have not yet been finalised.

Veritas has joined compliance scheme Electro-System to manage all aspects of WEEE collection and recycling in Poland. Please contact Electro-System below to arrange collection of the WEEE.

Electro-System
ul.Traugutta 42
05-825 Grodzisk Mazowiecki

Phone: +48 (22) 734 14 77
Email: organizacja@electro-system.pl

Portugal

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Portugal

Veritas products are sold in Portugal by dealers and distributors. The dealers and distributors act as the importer of the equipment into Portugal. Thus the dealers and distributors have the legal responsibility to:

  • Register as the WEEE producer in Portugal.
  • Provide arrangements for collection and recycling of WEEE arising from Veritas products that the dealer and distributor sells in Portugal.

Please contact Veritas to identify dealers and distributors in Portugal.

Romania

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Romania

Veritas products are sold in Romania by dealers and distributors. The dealers and distributors act as the importer of the equipment into Romania. Thus the dealers and distributors have the legal responsibility to:

  • Register as the WEEE producer in Romania.
  • Provide arrangements for collection and recycling of WEEE arising from Veritas products that the dealer and distributor sells in Romania.

Please contact Veritas to identify dealers and distributors in Romania.

Slovakia

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Slovakia

Veritas products are sold in Slovakia by dealers and distributors. The dealers and distributors act as the importer of the equipment into Slovakia. Thus the dealers and distributors have the legal responsibility to:

  • Register as the WEEE producer in Slovakia.
  • Provide arrangements for collection and recycling of WEEE arising from Veritas products that the dealer and distributor sells in Slovakia.

Please contact Veritas to identify dealers and distributors in Slovakia.

Slovenia

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Slovenia

Producer responsibility for the take-back of electrical and electronic equipment in Slovenia is covered by the Regulation No. 2350 on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, which transposes the WEEE Directive.

Please contact Veritas to identify WEEE arrangements in place in Slovenia.

Spain

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Spain

Under the Spanish Royal Decree 208/2005 on Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Management of its Waste which came into force on August 13th 2005, for equipment that you buy from Veritas after August 13th 2005, Veritas is required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) that your new purchase replaces, on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. The old equipment that your new purchase from Veritas replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the Decree, Veritas is also required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from Veritas after August 13th 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as new WEEE.

Veritas products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as Veritas is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products, Veritas has decided to share these new environmental costs directly with our customers. We believe in being transparent with you on any new environmental costs that our products need to address.

Our approach to sharing these new environmental costs is:

  • Veritas pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the Decree.
  • Veritas pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the General Directorate of Quality and Environmental Assessment of the Ministry of the Environment to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the Decree.
  • you pay for transportation of your WEEE to Veritas's appointed recycler in Spain.

Veritas has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN recycling facility in Spain. All New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Veritas products is classed as non-hazardous waste.

It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to the recycler. Under Spanish waste management procedures, you are free to use any carrier you wish to collect and transport non-hazardous WEEE to the EARN recycler, providing the weight of equipment to be transported is less than 1000 kg.

For larger quantities of waste you may wish to contact the recycler directly in order to arrange and pay for an alternative collection method. The EARN recycling facilities in Spain are:

Location Recycler Telephone Number Website
Eastern Spain Electrorecycling +34 938 316 701 www.electrorecycling.net
North and the Rest of Spain Indumetal Recycling +34 944 710 165 www.indumetal.com
Southern Spain Recilec +34 954 136 008 www.recilec.com
Central Spain Recyberica Ambiental +34 918 489 452 www.recyberica.com

There is no legal requirement that WEEE be accompanied by documentation when transported in Spain. However, in order to enable EARN to identify Veritas equipment upon arrival at the recycler's address, please download the recycling label for Eastern Spain, the recycling label for the North and the rest Spain, the recycling label for Southern Spain, or the recycling label for Central Spain. Complete the label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.

Recycling Label for Spanish Customers (Eastern Spain)

Recycling Label for Spanish Customers (North and the rest of Spain)

Recycling Label for Spanish Customers (Southern Spain)

Recycling Label for Spanish Customers (Central Spain)

Sweden

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Sweden

Under the Sweden Regulation on Producer Responsibility for Electrical and Electronic Equipment which came into force on August 13th 2005, for equipment that you buy from Veritas after August 13th 2005, Veritas is required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) that your new purchase replaces, on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. The old equipment that your new purchase from Veritas replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the Regulation, Veritas is also required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from Veritas after August 13th 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.

Veritas products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as Veritas is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products, Veritas has decided to share these new environmental costs directly with our customers. We believe in being transparent with you on any new environmental costs that our products need to address.

Our approach to sharing these new environmental costs is:

  • Veritas pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the Swedish Regulations;
  • Veritas pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the Swedish Regulations;
  • you pay for transportation of your WEEE to Veritas's appointed recycler in Sweden.

Veritas has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN recycling facility in Sweden. All New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Veritas products is classed as non-hazardous waste.

It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to the recycler. In order to meet the Swedish Waste Ordinance (2001:1063) requirements for waste disposal, you should use one of the following carriers (which hold a valid Waste Carriers licence):

Waste Carrier Website
Transfargo web.transfargo.se/tbs

For larger quantities of waste, you may want to contact the recycler directly to arrange and pay for alternative collection methods. The EARN recycling facility in Sweden is:

Recycler Telephone Number Website
Stena Technoworld +46 10 445 0000 www.stenametall.com

In order to help EARN identify Veritas equipment upon arrival at the recycler's address, please download the Recycling Label for Swedish Customers. Complete the label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.

Recycling Label for Swedish Customers

Switzerland

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Switzerland

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is a European Directive which requires producers to make arrangements for the collection and recycling of WEEE. The Directive is transposed into national law by EU Member States. Switzerland is not a member of the European Union or of the European Economic Area, and therefore has no obligation to follow EU policy.

Producer responsibility for the take-back of electrical and electronic equipment in Switzerland is covered by the Ordinance on the Return, Take-back and Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (ORDEE). The Ordinance came into force on July 1st 1998 and an amendment came into force in January 2005 which extended the scope of the Ordinance to increase the number of categories of electrical and electronic equipment which are covered.

The requirements of ORDEE are different from the requirements of the WEEE Directive. However, ORDEE does place a requirement on Veritas to provide collection and recycling of IT equipment which Veritas sells in Switzerland when this becomes waste.

The Swiss authorities have approved three collective compliance schemes, SENS, SWICO and SLRS which between them account for all WEEE collection and recycling in Switzerland. SWICO deals with IT and telecoms equipment, SENS deals with household appliances and SLRS deals with lamps and luminaires.

For IT equipment which is sold by Veritas and has become waste, Veritas has joined compliance scheme SWICO to provide collection and recycling of these types of products. The customer should contact SWICO directly to arrange collection and transport of the waste equipment:

SWICO Recycling
Hardturmstrasse 103
8005 Zürich
Switzerland

Phone: +41 44 446 90 94
Fax: +41 44 446 90 91
Email: info@swicorecycling.ch

United Kingdom

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in the United Kingdom

Under the UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations, for old equipment that you have bought before August 2005 which is being replaced on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis by the purchase of new Veritas equipment, Veritas is required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of the old equipment. The old equipment that your new purchase from Veritas replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the UK WEEE Regulations, Veritas is also required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from Veritas after August 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.

Veritas products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as Veritas is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products, Veritas has decided to share these new environmental costs directly with our customers. We believe in being transparent with you on any new environmental costs that our products need to address.

Our approach to sharing these new environmental costs is:

  • Veritas pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the WEEE Regulations;
  • Veritas pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Environment Agency to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the WEEE Regulations;
  • you pay for transportation of your WEEE to Veritas's appointed recycler in the UK.

Veritas has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN recycling facility in the UK. All New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Veritas products is classed as non-hazardous waste.

It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to the recycler. In order to meet UK Duty of Care Regulations for waste disposal, you should use one of the following carriers (which hold a valid Waste Carriers licence):

Waste Carrier Telephone Number Website
TNT UK Ltd +44 (0)800 100600 www.tnt.co.uk
DHL Express (UK) Ltd +44 (0) 844 248 0555 www.dhl.co.uk
Keuhne + Nagel Ltd +44 (0)1895 552000 www.kn-portal.com

For larger quantities of waste, you may want to contact the recycler directly to arrange and pay for alternative collection methods. The EARN recycling facility in the United Kingdom is:

Recycler Telephone Number Website
MDJ Light Bros Ltd +44 (0)1273 486848 www.lightbros.co.uk

To comply with the UK Duty of Care Regulations the transport of your waste to the recycler must be accompanied by suitable documentation. You must also keep a signed copy of this documentation for two years.

In order to meet this requirement and to enable EARN to identify Veritas equipment upon arrival at the recycler's address, please download the Recycling Label for British Customers. Complete the label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.

Recycling Label for British Customers

Customer shall exclusively finance the collection and delivery of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) as required by the Directive 2002/96/EC and applicable law.

This requirement applies to all new electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) sold by Veritas after 13 August 2005 (known as new WEEE), as well as all EEE sold before 13 August 2005 (known as historic WEEE) which becomes waste as a result of a purchase of new EEE from Veritas after August 2005.

If Customer resells the EEE to a third party, Customer will be responsible for conveying these requirements to that third party purchaser. If the Customer does not convey these requirements to the third party purchaser, the Customer shall be responsible for any damages caused to Veritas and thinkstep (as the operator of B2BWEEE-Scheme).

WEEE Information for Veritas Customers and Recyclers

As part of compliance with the WEEE Directive, Veritas provides recycling information on request for all types of new equipment put on the market in Europe after August 13th 2005.

Please click on the e-mail link below and provide the following details for the product for which you would like to receive recycling information:

  • Model number of Veritas product
  • Your company name
  • Contact name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail address

We will dispatch the recycling information to you shortly.

Request for recycling instructions for Veritas electrical and electronic equipment put on the market after August 2005.