Produce or import EEE in Netherlands
Producers and importers of EEE are obliged to report to the NWR.
However, you do not register directly with the register, but with the Organization Producer Responsibility E-waste Netherlands (hereinafter: Stichting OPEN), because the State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management has declared the waste management contribution agreement regarding WEEE from 1 March 2021 to 31 December 2025 generally binding. As a result, all producers of EEE are obliged to join Stichting OPEN.
Part of the affiliation with Stichting OPEN is registration with the NWR. It is not possible for a producer to register directly with the NWR unless the producer has obtained an exemption from the general binding declaration from the State Secretary. For more information about this we refer to the Rijkswaterstaat web page (in Dutch).
If you, as a producer or importer, also collect and export EEE for reuse abroad, you must also do this registration via Stichting OPEN. If you, as a producer, collect and recycle WEEE or export WEEE for recycling abroad, you are obliged to register directly with the NWR.
Register as a producer or importer via Stichting OPEN
To register as a producer, go to the Stichting OPEN website. Here you will find more information about your obligations as a producer.
As a producer, you also register the export of EEE for reuse at Stichting OPEN. Recycling of WEEE is directly reported at NWR.
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Reporting point for not registered producers or importers of EEE
If you know a party that you believe is a producer or importer of EEE and that is not on the list of registered producers, you can report this party to the reporting center of the Stichting OPEN.
Frequently asked questions
The website and portal are renewed. Therefore it is for the moment only possible to report for 2022. Data that you have submitted before (2021 and earlier) will be visible soon. You will receive a message if this is possible. If something went wrong or you want to urgently change data, please send us an email.
The website and portal are renewed. Therefore it is for the moment only possible to report for 2021 if you have received an e-mail from us with the link to the reporting form. We will make sure that everyone who has to report for 2021 will receive this invitation as soon as possible and before 15 April 2023.
If you want to cancel your registration, for instance because none of your activities are obliged to register, please contact us by email. Enclose clear arguments to support your request Data that are reported remain content of the register.
Please read the instructions first. If this still gives questions or pain points, contact us by email. Contact by telephone is also an option.
Consult the Handreiking reikwijdte (documents page, in dutch) for this. This is a tool to determine which devices qualify for ‘electrical and electronic equipment’ as referred to in Article 1.f in the WEEE Directive. Some specific devices are covered in Chapter 3 of the European Frequently Asked Questions WEEE Directive.
From August 15, 2018, the changes with regard to the scope of the Regulation AEEA are implemented. Additional products have come under the scope of the Regulation.
Previously, products that do not depend on electricity for their primary function were out of scope of the Regulation AEEA. As of August 15, 2018, all products with an electrical function are in scope, unless the product falls under an exception in the Regulation AEEA.
A producer or importer of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) must join the Organization for Producer Responsibility for E-waste Netherlands (Stichting OPEN).
Registration with Stichting OPEN implies that the registration at the National (W)EEE Register (NWR) on behalf of this producer is also done by the OPEN.
A foreign producer or importer can authorize a legal entity in the Netherlands to be an authorized representative in accordance with Article 21 of the Regeling AEEA (WEEE Regulation) to fulfill the obligations arising from the regulation on its behalf. This means: carrying out the registration, indicating how he meets his collection obligation and carrying out the annual reporting. From that moment on, the authorized representative is responsible for fulfilling the producer’s obligations. The authorized representative must join Stichting OPEN.
If you are a recycler of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), you have the following obligations:
– ensure proper treatment of all separately collected WEEE according to the best available techniques. Proper treatment means:
* compliance with seperation requirements for facilities that collect/recycle (Annex VII of the WEEE Directive)
* achieve recovery targets (Annex V of the WEEE Directive).
* recycle according to the Cenelec standard processing
– report each year before 1 May to the National (W)EEE Register the weight of WEEE recycled by you in the previous calendar year and the targets achieved for (material) reuse and recovery.
From August 15, 2018, the changes with regard to the scope of the Regeling AEEA (WEEE Regulation) are implemented. Additional products are now in scope.
Previously, products that do not depend on electricity for their primary function were out of scope of the Regulation. As of August 15, 2018, all products with an electrical function are in scope, unless the product falls under an exception in the Regulation.
The register (NWR) does not answer questions referring to the content of the legislation, other than this FAQ. The government has a specialised helpdesk for these questions: Helpdesk Afvalbeheer.