Electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) covered by the WEEE regulations

Guidance for EEE producers on how to accurately report the weight of EEE they place on the market under the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) regulations.



EEE covered by the WEEE regulations is known as ‘in scope’.

Use this guidance to check if the product:

  • falls under the definition of EEE
  • is in one of the categories
  • is exempt or excluded

It also explains if you need to report the whole weight of the product or if there are elements of it you can deduct.

Published 26 October 2018
Last updated 2 August 2023 + show all updates
  1. Updated the guidance to clarify that waste upholstered domestic seating is not covered by the WEEE regulations due to the presence of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

  2. We have added 'If you have an item that you need help to categorise, please contact your compliance scheme or regulator for help.' We have included clearer definitions of furniture that needs electricity to work properly and fridges using ammonia. We have added new items to category 1 (stairlifts), category 3 (cards with chips, and USB memory sticks and drives), category 9 (electric vehicle charging points with monitoring or other smart features) and category 10 (electric vehicle charge points with basic charging function only). We have also added items to the list of non- EEE product examples.

  3. First published.