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Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Ireland

Under the 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 FEI after August 13th 2005, FEI 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 FEI replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE. The 2005 regulations have since been replaced by WEEE Regulations SI 149/2014 which were published on March 28th 2014; however, the same requirements apply.

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

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

  • FEI pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the Waste Management (WEEE) Regulations.
  • FEI 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 FEI's appointed recycler in Ireland.

FEI has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs associated to the 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 FEI 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 Carrier license):

Telephone Number

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

For large 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 listed below.

Telephone Number

KMK Metals Recycling Ltd
057 934 1634

There is no legal requirement that WEEE be accompanied by documentation when transported in Ireland. However, to enable EARN to identify FEI 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

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