Reception of WEEE is free for households

Households can bring discarded electrical and electronic equipment free of charge to over 400 official reception points throughout Finland.

Discarded electronic devices don't belong to regular household waste. To make recycling of WEEE easy for households, all WEEE is collected separately at over 400 official reception points and large retails around Finland. Find the nearest point at

More information can be found on

Recycling at a retail

Consumers can return a small EE appliance to a retail, when all dimensions of the appliance are under 25 cm. These small EE-appliances can be returned to a retail

  • which is a supermarket-type of retail selling EE-equipment, with at least 1000m2 of surface area, or

  • a special store selling EE-equipment with at least 200m2 of surface area in active business use.

Consumers can return big EE-equipment to all retails, when buying a similar equipment from that retail. Big EE-equipment equals all equipment with one or all dimensions more than 25 cm.

There is no obligation for the retail to accept these equipment without the consumer buying a new similar equipment. However, bigger household appliances are recommended to be returned to the official reception points listed on

Recycler's checklist

  • Remove dustbags from vacuum cleaners.

  • Remove filament bulbs and fluorescent lamps from lighting fixtures.

  • Batteries need not be removed from the units.

  • Bring all units without packages. Packed fluorescent lamps are subject to charge.

  • Ink cartridges need not be removed from printers.

  • As a rule the units should be functional. Partly or wholly dismantled equipment is not accepted as WEEE but e.g. as landfill waste or metal waste subject to charge.




  • 1. Elker is a reliable service provider with over 15 years of experience in the field.
  • 2. Elker is always up-to-date on the latest obligations set out in the EU's WEEE directive and the corresponding obligations of the Finnish legislation.
  • 3. Elker organises the recycling processes of electrical and electronic equipment efficiently.
  • 4. Elker's WEEE recycling processes are sustainable and safe.
  • 5. The WEEE collected is mainly recycled in Finland, according to strict safety regulations and processes.
  • 6. Elker is part of a European-wide joint venture network that enables the producers to settle the WEEE and battery & accumulator requirements and take care of the responsibilities also in Norway and Switzerland, in addition to most of the EU countries.