SELT Association

SELT Association manages recycling, dissemination of information, registration, and other statutory obligations on behalf of its members.

Household appliances, toys and lighting equipment

According to Finnish legislation a producer is liable for the recycling and other waste management of equipment put on the market by the producer.

SELT Association manages recycling, dissemination of information, registration, and other statutory obligations on behalf of its members. With other producer organisations SELT Association has established Elker Ltd as a company providing centralised services to manage practical affairs.

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SELT Association sees to it that the recycling obligations of its industry's electrical and electronic equipment manufacturers and importers are met and is responsible for the following WEEE categories:

  • WEEE 1 Large household appliances
  • WEEE 2 Small household appliances
  • WEEE 5 Lighting equipment
  • WEEE 6 Electrical and electronic tools
  • WEEE 7 Toys, leisure and sports equipment
  • WEEE 8 Medical devices
  • WEEE 9 Monitoring and control instruments, and
  • WEEE 10 Automatic dispensers

The board of directors of SELT Association is responsible for the practical operations of the producer co-operative in collaboration with Elker Ltd. There are nine product groups working under SELT Association, and every member company of the Association is welcome to join the operation of the groups. The general meeting open to all members of SELT Association is held once a year in the spring.

SELT Association is one of the founders of service company Elker Ltd. Other founders are ICT Producer Co-operative and FLIP Association. These three producer organisations take care of collection and recycling of all the ten WEEE categories, so by joining SELT Association producer responsibility is fulfilled for all equipment covered by the WEEE directive for consumer and business products alike.

The operation of SELT Association and Elker Ltd is non-profit.

More information about joining in as member and the membership application you can find on the Joining-page linked on the left side of this page.




  • 1. Elker is a reliable service provider with over 10 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.