Definition: The new waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) legislation defines WEEE as all equipment that depends on electricity, regardless of whether it is mains or battery powered.
- Large household appliances
These are all appliances one side of which is over 50 cm wide. Examples include washing machines, clothes dryers, ironing machines, dishwashers, electric stoves, ceramic worktops, heaters and electric guitars.
- Refrigerators and freezers
Refrigerators, chest freezers and household air conditioners.
- Screen appliances
TVs, computer monitors and notebooks.
- Small household appliances
These are all appliances with no side that is over 50 cm wide. They include irons, mixers, coffee machines, electric pepper mills, shavers, electric toothbrushes, blood pressure monitors, radios, CD players, video recorders, DVD players, tools such as electric drills and hand circular saws, computer peripherals such as keyboards, printers, mice and USB sticks, as well as consoles, telephones and headsets.
- Gas discharge lamps
Energy saving bulbs, fluorescent tubes, and mercury and sodium vapour bulbs.
Tip: Conventional light bulbs do not have to be separated, and can be disposed of with residual waste.