E-waste in Europe: Czech Republic

E-waste in Europe: Czech Republic

Collection and Recycling Arrangements

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Czech Republic

Under Act 352/2005 on the details of management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), for equipment that you buy from TE after August 13th 2005, TE 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 TE replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under Act 352/2005, TE is also 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.

TE products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as TE is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products, TE 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
  • TE pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by Act 352/2005;
  • TE pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Ministry of Environment Department of Waste Managment to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of Act 352/2005;
  • you pay for transportation of your WEEE to TE's appointed recycler in the Czech Republic.

TE 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 TE 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 requirements under Act 185/2001 for waste disposal , you should use one of the following carriers (which hold a valid Waste Carriers licence).

Waste Carrier Website
Kühne + Nagel www.kn-portal.com

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

Recycling Label for Czech Republic