Switzerland - WEEE Compliance


Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Switzerland

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is a European Directive which requires producers to make arrangements for the collection and recycling of WEEE. The Directive is transposed into national law by EU Member States. Switzerland is not a member of the European Union or of the European Economic Area, and therefore has no obligation to follow EU policy.

Producer responsibility for the take-back of electrical and electronic equipment in Switzerland is covered by the Ordinance on the Return, Take-back and Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (ORDEE). The Ordinance came into force on July 1st 1998 and an amendment came into force in January 2005 which extended the scope of the Ordinance to increase the number of categories of electrical and electronic equipment which are covered.

The requirements of ORDEE are different from the requirements of the WEEE Directive.

Pure Storage products are sold directly to end-users by the Pure Storage sales office in Switzerland. Therefore, Pure Storage places the products on the market for the first time in Switzerland and is classed as a producer. Thus Pure Storage has the legal responsibility to:

  • Register as the WEEE producer in Switzerland.
  • Provide arrangements for collection and recycling of WEEE arising from Pure Storage products that the dealer and distributor sells in Switzerland.

Pure Storage has decided to join the compliance scheme SWICO in Switzerland to manage all aspects of WEEE collection and recycling in Switzerland. Please contact SWICO below to arrange collection of the WEEE

Compliance Scheme        Telephone Number       Fax Number             E-mail
SWICO +41 44 446 90 94 +41 44 446 90 91       info@swicorecycling.ch