Is our company a producer?

A producer refers to a manufacturer, a professional importer of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) or a Finnish distributor selling EEE on the Finnish market under their own name or brand.

In the Government Decree on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (6 §) waste electrical and electronic equipment refers to electrical and electronic equipment that must be deemed as waste, including all components, subassemblies and wearing materials which are part of the product when it is put out of use.

The legislation covers also discharge lamps i.e. fluorescent lamps (incl. various pin-socket lamps and energy saving lamps) and gas discharge lamps (e.g. mercury, blended, sodium, and metal halide lamps). Only filament bulbs and halogen lamps fall outside the scope of producer responsibility.

A list of electrical and electronic equipment subject to producer responsibility is attached as appendix 1 to the Government Decree 519/2014.S




  • 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.