EU WEEE Compliance

EU RoHS Statement

China RoHS Compliance Statement

Ireland

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Ireland

Under SI 340/2005 Waste Management (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment [WEEE]) Regulations which came into force on August 13th 2005, for equipment that you buy from Waters after August 13th 2005, Waters 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 Waters replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the Regulations, Waters is also required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from Waters after August 13th 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.

Waters products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as Waters is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products, Waters 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:

  • Waters pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the Waste Management (WEEE) Regulations;
  • Waters pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the WEEE Register Society to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the Waste Management (WEEE) Regulations;
  • you pay for transportation of your WEEE to Waters's appointed recycler in Ireland.

Waters 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 Ireland. All New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Waters products is classed as non-hazardous waste.

It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to the recycler. Under the Waste Management Act 1996, you should use the following carrier (which holds a valid Waste Carriers licence):

Sterile Technologies Ireland Ltd (SRCL).
+353-1-800 937 628
www.srcl.ie

For larger quantities of waste, you may want to contact the recycler directly to arrange and pay for alternative collection methods. The EARN recycling facility in Ireland is:

Rehabrecycle
+353 12 80 45 34
www.rehabrecycle.ie

There is no legal requirement that WEEE be accompanied by documentation when transported in Ireland. However, in order to enable EARN to identify Waters equipment upon arrival at the recycler's address, please download the Recycling Label for Irish Customers. Complete the label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.

Recycling Label for Irish Customers

WEEE Reporting Recycling Data for Waters Equipment in Ireland

Under Part 3 Section 28 of the Waste Management (WEEE) Regulations, Waters must provide annual information on the quantities and categories of electrical and electronic equipment put on the market, reused, recycled and recovered within Ireland.

The first WEEE recycling report will cover the year 2011. EARN will prepare the recycling data report for Waters. Information in the EARN recycling data report will be summarised on the Waters website when it becomes available.

Equipment

Sold:

Collected:

Reused:

Recovered:

Recycled:

Category

Tonnes:

Tonnes:

Tonnes:

%:

Tonnes:

%:

Tonnes:

%:

1: Large Household Appliances

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2: Small Household Appliances

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3: IT & Telecom's Equipment

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4: Consumer Equipment

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5: Lighting Equipment

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6: Electrical & Electronic Tools

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

7: Toys, Leisure & Sports Equipment

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

8: Medical Devices

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9: Monitoring & Control Equipment

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

10: Automatic Dispensers

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0