Elker Ltd organises the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment efficiently and reliably, and takes care of all other producer responsibility obligations on behalf of producer organisations and their members.

Producer responsibility is a legal obligation for producers of electrical and electronic equipment, which obliges producers to organise the recycling and management of discarded equipment at their own expense.

Elker assumes the following producer responsibility obligations on behalf of producer organisations and producers that have a transfer agreement with a producer organisation:

1. Organisation of collection and adhering to recycling targets

Elker organises the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment, as well as necessary storage and delivery to preliminary treatment plants. Together with our partners, we are also constantly developing the recycling process so that the materials contained in the equipment can be utilised as efficiently as possible.

Read more: Elker’s WEEE recycling process – up to more than 99% of materials are recycled

2. Collection of reporting data

Elker also compiles the necessary information from producers into reports for the supervisory authority.

Read more: Reporting

3. Communication on producer responsibility issues

Elker informs producers about the latest changes in legislation and other current issues, and also provides information on WEEE recycling and collection points to consumers and other stakeholders.

Click here to read the latest news (in Finnish). You can check the nearest collection point at – for more information on returning WEEE to retailers, please visit

4. Appointing an authorised representative in the EU

Elker Ltd can act as authorised representative for producers domiciled abroad that import, produce or sell their products in Finland. A company registered in Finland can manage their producer responsibility obligations through Elker's cooperation network in most EU countries as well as in Norway and Switzerland.

Read more: European cooperation network

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  • 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.