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WEEE Directive

WEEE Regulations No 2006, SI No. 3289


The EU Directive on Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE Directive) No. 2002/96/EC was transposed into UK regulations statutory instrument number 3289 in December 2006. The WEEE producer compliance obligation started on 1 July 2007.

The regulations place responsibility on the producer to finance the collection and treatment of waste arising from electronic equipment on the market.

The crossed wheelie bin symbol (see right hand figure), found on our electronic products, means that when the products reach the end of their useful life they have to undergo separate collection, treatment and recycling. This means that household electronic waste should be disposed off separately from the general household waste.

The black bar signifies the product was put on the market after 15th August 2005.

Sharp Electronics (UK) Ltd WEEE registration number with the Environment Agency is: WEE/FF0057TS.

Sharp UK is a member of:

The largest compliance scheme in the UK, for household and business to business equipment.
Valpak (

We are also registered with Valpak under the Distributor Take-Back Scheme (DTS) covering our on-line business.

To find out how to dispose of the product at end of its life, the nearest local authority waste site and to learn more about recycling, please go to:

Note: Consumables for multi function printers, calculators, fax machines are not in the scope of the WEEE directive. Solar panels, spare parts and batteries are also excluded. Batteries are covered by the new battery directive.


In Ireland the producer obligation started on 15 August 2005 and we have been complying with the local regulations since then.

Sharp’s registration number with the Irish Environment Protection Agency is: 00131.

We meet our WEEE obligation via our memberships of WeeeIreland Ltd.