Marking of products

The producer must see to that any electrical/electronic equipment (EEE) has been marked with the symbol indicating separate collection, the crossed-out wheelie bin symbol.

The marking's purpose is to inform the equipment user that the equipment are collected separately from other waste. The obligatory markings indicating separate collection apply all EEE put on the market after 13 August 2005.

The electrical & electronic equipment put on the market after 13 August 2005 has to be marked with an indication of the producer who put the equipment on the market in the European Community.


The symbol must be marked on the equipment visibly, legibly and indelibly.

In special cases, if necessary due to the size or operation of the product, the symbol can be marked on the package, instructions of use, or warranty certificate of the electrical/electronic equipment. (Government Decree on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, 11 § Markings on Electrical and Electronic Equipment)

Read more about markings from Tukes' website.




  • 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.