Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Denmark
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Denmark has adopted a different approach to implementing the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive from that of other EU Member States. The WEEE Directive is transposed by the Danish Order for WEEE which came into force on August 1st 2005. Under the Order, local authorities must establish a collection system for WEEE from private households (B2C WEEE) and also for WEEE from businesses (B2B WEEE).
The collection system must be established by April 1st 2006 and can be in the form of:
- a bring-it yourself scheme. This is a designated site within the Municipality assigned to receive B2C and B2B WEEE;
- a collection scheme. This is a scheme whereby a Municipality or company gather WEEE from private households and business addresses;
Denmark is the only EC Member State in which businesses can supply their WEEE for collection and recycling alongside household WEEE through local authority collection schemes.
When equipment that you bought before April 1st 2006 becomes waste (known as Historic WEEE) we recommend that you make use of the collection scheme provided free-of-charge by your local authority. If you buy a new item of IDEXX equipment after April 1st 2006 to replace equipment purchased before this date (on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis) and do not want to use the free collection scheme provided by the local authority, IDEXX can arrange to collect the Historic WEEE from you at your request. However, the costs for providing this service may be included in the purchase price of the new equipment that IDEXX supplies to you.
For equipment that you purchase from IDEXX after April 1st 2006, when this equipment becomes waste (known as New WEEE), we recommend that you also make use of the collection scheme provided free-of-charge by your local authority. If you not want to use the free collection scheme provided by the local authority, IDEXX can arrange to collect the New WEEE from you at your request. However, there may be an associated cost for providing this service to you.
Details about your local authority's free collection scheme are provided by the Danish WEEE System www.dpa-system.dk You can also contact the technical administration team at your local authority for details about the free collection scheme that it provides.
Notice to Customers
Third Party Equipment
With respect to third-party instruments or other equipment sold by IDEXX, but which is not IDEXX-branded, please consult the equipment list on the “label recycling page”. If the equipment is included in the list on that page, then IDEXX is responsible for providing recycling instructions. If the equipment is not listed on that page, then a third party (either the manufacturer or the manufacturer’s distributor in your country) is responsible for providing any required recycling instructions. Equipment for which a third party is responsible includes, among other things, printers and computers. To obtain recycling instructions for this equipment, please visit the corresponding Web site of the relevant equipment manufacturer or otherwise contact such manufacturer. IDEXX is not responsible for recycling such third-party equipment, and the user of such equipment agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless IDEXX and its resellers and distributors from and against all claims and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of the recycling of those items.