WEEE Compliance



EMD Millipore produces and sells electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) as defined in the European Union (EU) directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE, 2002/96/EC) to markets in the European Union. It is our policy to meet all applicable environment, health and safety (EHS) laws and regulations.

In each of the following EU states, we offer a product take-back service to our customers. For details on how to proceed, click on the appropriate link below:

  • Austria

    WEEE Collection and Recycling in Austria
    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in Austria is handled by ERA Elektro Recycling Austria GmbH. Please follow this link for further information regarding collection points and how to recycle WEEE: www.era-gmbh.at.

  • Belgium

    WEEE Collection and Recycling in Belgium
    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in Belgium is handled by Recupel. Please follow this link for further information regarding collection points and how to recycle WEEE: www.recupel.be.

  • Czech Republic

    WEEE Collection and Recycling in Czech Republic
    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in the Czech Republic is handled by Retela. Please follow this link for further information regarding collection points and how to recycle WEEE: www.retela.cz.

  • Denmark

    WEEE Collection and Recycling in Denmark
    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in Denmark is handled by Elretur. Please follow this link for further information regarding collection points and how to recycle WEEE: elretur.dk.

  • Finland

    WEEE Collection and Recycling in Finland
    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in Finland is handled by SELT (Elker Oy). Please follow this link for further information regarding collection points and how to recycle WEEE: www.elker.fi/fi/SER-kierratys.

  • France

    WEEE Collection and Recycling in France

    EMD Millipore a établi un contrat de recyclage avec un partenaire du réseau EARN (European Advanced Recycling Network) et couvrira les frais de traitement, recyclage et valorisation de l'équipement dès son arrivée auprès de l'établissement de recyclage en France. Tous les nouveaux DEEE générés suite à l'acquisition de produits EMD Millipore sont classifiés comme déchets non dangereux.

    Il est de la responsabilité du client de régler les frais de collecte et de transport vers un partenaire EARN. Conformément au décret 98-679 1998 relatif au transport par route, au négoce et au courtage de déchets, vous êtes libres d'utiliser les services du transporteur de votre choix pour transporter votre DEEE non dangereux vers un recycleur EARN si l'équipement transporté pèse moins de 500 kg. Pour des quantités plus importantes, il est préférable de se mettre en contact avec le centre de recyclage afin d'organiser et de financer une méthode alternative de collecte.

    Cependant en fonction de votre localisation en France, vous pouvez utiliser un de ceux centres de recyclage:

    Localisation
    Nord de Paris Sud de Paris
    Centre de Recyclage
    Coolrec France S.A. Indumetal Recycling, S.A.
    Téléphone
    +33 (0)3 20 30 76 16 +34 944 710 165
    Site Internet
    www.coolrec.nl www.indumetal.com
    Etiquette

    Etiquette FR Nord

    Etiquette FR Sud

    Il n'y a pas d'obligation de documentation spécifique d'accompagnement des DEEE en France durant leur transport. Cependant, afin de permettre au centre de recyclage agréé EARN d'identifier les équipements électroniques EMD Millipore dès leur arrivée, merci de télécharger l'étiquette de recyclage correspondante, de compléter l'étiquette avec les coordonnées de votre société et de la joindre à un emballage adapté au transport vers un centre de recyclage agréé EARN.


  • Germany

    WEEE Collection and Recycling in Germany
    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in Germany is handled by EARN Elektroaltgeräte Service GmbH. Please follow this link for further information regarding collection points and how to recycle WEEE: www.earn-service.eu.

  • Hungary

    WEEE Collection and Recycling in Hungary
    Please contact us at weee@merckgroup.com to request details on how to return a used electric or electronic product for recycling.

  • Ireland

    WEEE Collection and Recycling in Ireland

    EMD Millipore has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN facility in Ireland. All WEEE that arises from the purchase of EMD Millipore products after August 2005 is classed as non-hazardous waste.

    It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to EARN. Under the Waste Management Act 1996, you should use a carrier who holds a valid Waste Carriers licence. EARN recommends you use:

    Waste Carrier Telephone Number Website
    Transafe Ltd. +353 1 201 6060 www.transafe.ie

    For larger quantities of waste, you may want to contact the recycler directly to arrange and pay for alternative collection arrangements. The EMD Millipore recycler in Ireland is:

    Recycler Telephone Number Website
    Rehab Recycle +353 (0) 21 431 7195 www.rehabrecycle.ie

    There is no legal requirement that WEEE be accompanied by documentation when transported in Ireland. However, in order to enable EARN to identify EMD Millipore equipment upon arrival at the recycler's address, please download the Recycling Label for Irish Customers (see below). Complete the label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.


    Return Label Ireland

  • Italy

    WEEE Collection and Recycling in Italy
    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in Italy is handled by ecoR'it.
    If you wish to return WEEE purchased in Italy, please fill in the form here below and send it by email or fax to ecoR'it (see details on the form).

    Modulo Richiesta Presa - Rel3 27-07-06.pdf
    Raccolta e riciclaggio di RAEE in Italia
    La raccolta ed il riciclaggio di Rifiuti di Apparecchiature Elettriche ed Elettroniche (RAEE) in Italia sono gestite da ecoR'it. Scopri di più su ecoR'it cliccando su questo link.
    Se desideri smaltire RAEE acquistati in Italia, ti preghiamo di compilare il modulo che trovi qui sotto e di inviarlo tramite email o fax a ecoR'it (vedi dettagli sul modulo).


    Modulo Richiesta Presa - Rel3 27-07-06.pdf

  • Luxembourg

    WEEE Collection and Recycling in Luxembourg
    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in Luxembourg is handled by Ecotrel. Please follow this link for further information regarding collection points and how to recycle WEEE: www.ecotrel.lu.

  • Netherlands

    WEEE Collection and Recycling in Netherlands
    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in The Netherlands is handled by Stichting RTA - Recycling Technologische Apparatuur. Please follow this link for further information regarding collection points and how to recycle WEEE: www.stichtingrta.nl.

  • Poland

    WEEE Collection and Recycling in Poland
    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in Poland is handled by Europejska Platforma Recyklingu. Please follow this link for further information regarding collection points and how to recycle WEEE: www.eprpolska.pl.

  • Spain

    WEEE Collection and Recycling in Spain
    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in Spain is handled by ERP. www.erp-recycling.org/.
    Recolecta y Reciclado de RAEE en España
    ERP se ocupa del manejo de Residuos de Aparatos Eléctricos y Electrónicos (RAEE) en España. Por favor haga click en este link para ver información sobre la recolección y reciclado de DEEE:
    www.erp-recycling.org.

  • Sweden

    WEEE Collection and Recycling in Sweden
    Please contact us at weee@merckgroup.com to request details on how to return a used electric or electronic product for recycling.

  • United Kingdom

    WEEE Collection and Recycling in United Kingdom

    EMD Millipore has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN facility in the UK. All WEEE that arises from the purchase of EMD Millipore products after August 2005 is classed as non-hazardous waste.

    It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to EARN. In order to meet UK Duty of Care Regulations for waste disposal, you should use one of the following carriers, who hold a valid Waste Carriers licence:

    Waste Carrier Telephone Number Website
    TNT UK Ltd +44 (0)800 100 600 www.tnt.co.uk
    DHL International (UK) Ltd +44 (0)8701 100 300 www.dhl.co.uk
    Christian Salvesen PLC +44 (0)870 3655714 www.salvesen.com

    For larger quantities of waste, you may want to contact the recycler directly to arrange and pay for alternative collection arrangements. The EMD Millipore recycler in the United Kingdom is:

    Recycler Telephone Number Website
    MDJ Light Bros Ltd +44 (0)1273 486848 www.wasterec.co.uk

    To comply with the UK Duty of Care Regulations the transport of your waste to the recycler must be accompanied by suitable documentation. You must also keep a signed copy of this documentation for two years.

    In order to meet this requirement and to enable EARN to identify EMD Millipore equipment upon arrival at the recycler's address, please download the Recycling Label for British Customers (see first attachment below). Complete the label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN. Each package must be accompanied by a decontamination certificate (see second attachment below).

    Return Label UK WEEE Decon Cert

In EU states where our products are sold through distributors, please contact the distributor directly to inquire about disposal of WEEE. Contact information is provided through the links below:

  • Bulgaria

    Merck Bulgaria EAD
    83 Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov Blvd.
    1582 Sofia, Bulgaria
    Tel: +359 (0)2 8075 111
    Fax: +359 (0)2 8075 100
    Email: merck@merck.bg
    Website: www.merck.bg

  • Cyprus

    MilliQuest Ltd
    Analytical Equipment Supplies & Support
    41 a-b Egnadias Str.,
    2, Pythagorou Str. ,2122 Platy Aglandjia Nicosia
    Cyprus

  • Estonia

    Bioexpert AS
    Liimi 1
    EE-10621 Tallinn

  • Greece

    Merck A. E Hellas
    41-45 Kifisias Av. (Building B)
    15123 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    • Laboratory filtration & sample preparation
    • Genomics & protein research
    • Lab Water treatment
    • Biopharmaceutical process filtration and chromatography
    • Microbial monitoring
    • Qualification and validation support

  • Latvia

    Faneks
    Kalna 17-1
    LV-1003 Riga
    Latvia

  • Lithuania

    BIOTECHA UAB
    Antakalnio 36
    LT-10305 Vilnius
    Lithuania

  • Malta

    Evolve Ltd
    Canter Business Centre
    P.F. Bilocca Street
    Marsa MRS1524
    Malta

  • Portugal

    Merck Millipore Iberica S.A.U.
    Avenida de Burgos, 114
    28050 Madrid
    Spain

  • Romania

    Merck Romania Srl
    Calea Plevnei 139, Etaj 2, Corp C, Sector 6
    060011 Bucharest
    Romania

  • Slovakia

    Na Hřebenech II 1718/10
    147 00 Praha 4
    Czech Republic

  • Slovenia

    Labena d.o.o
    Verovskova 64
    1000 Ljubljana
    Slovenia

For any inquiries regarding WEEE compliance, please contact us at weee@merckgroup.com.