What you would still have to do
You would still have to do the following as a UFH customer:
Mark the equipment and batteries
New electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries must be visibly, recognizably and permanently marked with the “crossed-out wheelie bin” symbol. For batteries, the capacity must also be indicated
Comply with substance bans
It has been prohibited since 1 July 2006 to place EEE or batteries on the market that contain certain environmentally hazardous substances (e.g., lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium (VI), certain flame retardants).
Carry out market observation and CE marking
For each electrical and electronic device, an EU conformity declaration must be issued prior to the placement of the device on the market and a CE mark must be applied in a way that it is readily visible, legible and permanent.
Prepare information for treatment facilities
Producers must make information available to repair businesses and treatment plants for each type of new EEE within one year after placing the type of equipment on the market.
Take part in the system for historical waste equipment (placed on the market prior to 13 August 2005) as well as batteries for devices and for vehicles (participation is mandatory).
Under the Austrian WEEE Ordinance and Battery Ordinance, it is mandatory to take part in a system for historical waste electrical and electronic equipment – i.e. EEE placed on the market prior to 13 August 2005 – as well as for equipment batteries and vehicle batteries.
Report to UFH and fulfil all obligations
As a UFH customer, you use our online tool to make regular reports on how many units of your equipment have been placed on the market. Billing is done by e-mail.