Increased waste collection by local authorities affiliated to Weee Nederland in 2019

The quantity of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE or e-waste) collected at the recycling centres of local authorities affiliated to manufacturers’ collective Weee Nederland rose sharply in 2019. Collection data from these local authorities, numbering more than 80, show that 9.3% more separated e-waste was presented for recycling on average in 2019. Also, recycling centres are increasingly offering the public the possibility to separately hand in operational items of equipment for thrift stores. There are still (too) few facilities for handing in waste from businesses.