The Legislative Decree n. 49/2014 states that the Producers must manage the Household WEEE through the Compliance Schemes and that the expenses of each Producer are equal to their market share in each Category.
The Household WEEE is, in fact, classified into five different categories, homogeneous for type of treatment methodology:
R1. Cooling and Freezing (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners)
R2. Large household appliances (washing machines, dishwashers, ovens, water heaters)
R3. Televisions and monitors
R4. Small household appliances, consumer electronics, IT, lighting equipment
The WEEE Coordination Center - the central Body that ensures homogeneous operating conditions among the Compliance Schemes - assigns annually to each Consortium the Collection Facilities (CFs) from which the WEEE collection must be carried out.
Each Consortium for each Category is such as to ensure that the WEEE amounts of each Category managed by each Consortium are proportional to the market share of that Consortium in that Category. The CFs are present in the Municipal Recycling Facilities or in the Collection Areas set up by the Distributors.
The Compliance Schemes are also responsible of the Household WEEE transport from the Collection Faciities assigned and its treatment at those specialized sites that have passed the quality audits carried out by the WEEE Coordination Center.
On 31st December 2018, our Consortium have managed 4,825 Collection Facilities, distributed all over the national territory, as regards the R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 Categories.