WEEE Annex

Annex to the General Terms and Conditions


The following annex is part of the general terms and conditions that govern all online offers, sales and purchases through the website(s) currently located at https://store.acer.com/en-ie/ (together with any successor site(s), the "Site").

1 Definitions

1.1 The following terms and expressions shall have the following meaning:

a. WEEE Directive: means Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on waste electrical and electronic equipment;

b. WEEE or waste electrical and electronic equipment: means waste electrical or electronic equipment as defined in article 3 (1)(e), being "waste within the meaning of Article 3(1) of Directive 2008/98/EC, including all components, sub-assemblies and consumables which are part of the product at the time of discarding";

c. Household WEEE: means WEEE from private households as defined in Article 3(1)(h) of the WEEE Directive being “the WEEE from private households and the WEEE which comes from commercial, industrial, institutional and other sources which, because of its nature and quantity, is similar to that from private households. Waste from EEE likely to be used by both private households and users other than private households shall in any event be considered to be WEEE from private households; are qualified as professional WEEE the other WEEE”,

d. EEE or electrical and electronic equipment: means electrical or electronic equipment as defined in article 3 (1)(a) of the WEEE Directive, being " equipment which is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly and equipment for the generation, transfer and measurement of such currents and fields and designed for use with a voltage rating not exceeding 1 000 volts for alternating current and 1 500 volts for direct current" ;  

e. Producer: means any natural or legal person as defined in article 3 (1)( f) of the WEEE Directive,  that:

(i) is established in a Member State and manufactures EEE under his own name or trademark, or has EEE designed or manufactured and markets it under his name or trademark within the territory of that Member State;

(ii) is established in a Member State and resells within the territory of that Member State, under his own name or trademark, equipment produced by other suppliers, a reseller not being regarded as the ‘producer’ if the brand of the producer appears on the equipment, as provided for in point (i);

(iii) is established in a Member State and places on the market of that Member State, on a professional basis, EEE from a third country or from another Member State; or

(iv) sells EEE by means of distance communication directly to private households or to users other than private households in a Member State, and is established in another Member State or in a third country.

f. Distributor: means any natural or legal person as defined in article 3 (1)( g) of the WEEE Directive, being: "any natural or legal person in the supply chain, who makes an EEE available on the market

2 Scope of information requirements

2.1 The information set out below applies to EEE as follows:

  • a. from 13 August 2012 to 14 August 2018 to EEE falling within the categories set out in Annex I of the WEEE Directive, taking into account Annex II of the WEEE Directive, which contains an indicative list of EEE which falls within the categories set out in Annex I which includes the following product categories:
  • Large household appliances
  • Small household appliances
  • IT and telecommunications equipment
  • Consumer equipment and photovoltaic panels
  • Lighting equipment
  • Electrical and electronic tools (with the exception of large-scale stationary industrial tools)
  • Toys, leisure and sports equipment
  • Medical devices (with the exception of all implanted and infected products)
  • Monitoring and control instruments
  • Automatic dispensers

from 15 August 2018 to all EEE, unless excluded in article 2 (3) of the WEEE Directive.

3 Information for user of the EEE

 Users of EEE in private households may request information on:   

  • the requirement not to dispose of WEEE as unsorted municipal waste and to collect such WEEE separately;
  • the return and collection systems available to users, encouraging the coordination of information on the available collection points irrespective of the producers or other operators which have set them up;
  • the role of the user in contributing to re-use, recycling and other forms of recovery of WEEE;
  • the potential effects on the environment and human health as a result of the presence of hazardous substances in EEE;
  • this symbol and it's meaning:

Please click on the below links to find your nearest local recycling centre, Public Collection Day, Electrical Retailer and Bulb Exchange Store. Waste portable batteries can be recycled at your local newsagent.