Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) classified into 6 categories:
- Temperature exchange equipment
- Screens, monitors and equipment containing screens having a surface greater than 100 cm2
- Large equipment (minimum one external dimension greater than 50 cm)
- Small equipment (no external dimension greater than 50 cm)
- Small IT and telecommunications equipment.
Annex IV of the WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU contains a non-exhaustive list of EEE which falls within the 6 categories.
WEEE B2B “Business to Business” means WEEE which comes from commercial, industrial, institutional and other sources but not from private households. EEE designed for professional use only and which cannot be used by private households like medical equipment, industrial machines, large printing equipment, servers, etc. is allocated as B2B EEE or when it became waste as B2B WEEE.
WEEE B2C “Business to Customer” means WEEE which comes from private households and WEEE which comes from commercial, industrial, institutional and other sources which, because of its nature and quantity, could possibly be used in private households. Waste from EEE likely to be used by both private households and users other than private households, shall in any event be considered to be WEEE from private households.
The symbol adopted by the European Council to represent waste electrical and electronic equipment comprises a crossed-out wheelie bin with or without a single black line underneath the symbol. Devices placed on the market after August 13th, 2005 need to be labelled either with the date they were placed on the market or with the single black line underneath the the crossed-out wheelie bin.
In addition electrical and electronic equipment needs to be labelled with information identifying the producer.