Annex II - list of products which fall under each WEEE directive category

Annex II of the WEEE Directive provides a list of products that fall under each of the 10 categories. The list is not exhaustive but shows examples of the type of products included in the broader categories.

Large household appliances

  • large cooling appliances
  • refrigerators
  • freezers
  • other large appliances used for refrigeration, conservation and storage of food
  • washing machines
  • clothes dryers
  • dish washing machines
  • cooking
  • electronic stoves
  • electric hot plates
  • microwaves
  • other large appliances used for cooking and other processing of food
  • electrical heating appliances
  • electric radiators other large appliances for heating rooms, beds, seating furniture
  • electric fans
  • air conditioning appliances
  • other fanning, exhaust ventilation and conditioning equipment

Small household appliances

  • vacuum cleaners
  • carpet sweepers
  • other appliances for cleaning
  • appliances used for sewing, knitting, weaving and other processing for textiles
  • irons and other appliances for ironing, mangling and other care of clothing
  • toasters
  • fryers
  • grinders, coffee machines and equipment for opening or sealing containers or packages
  • electric knives
  • appliances for hair-cutting, hair drying, tooth brushing, shaving, massage and other body care appliances
  • clocks, watches and equipment for the purpose of measuring, indication or registering time
  • scales

IT and telecommunications equipment

  • centralised data processing
  • mainframes
  • minicomputers
  • printer units
  • personal computing
  • personal computers (CPU, mouse screen and keyboard included)
  • laptop computers (CPU, mouse screen and keyboard included)
  • notebook computers
  • notepad computers
  • printers
  • copying equipment
  • electrical and electronic typewriters
  • pocket and desk calculators
  • any other products and equipment for the collection, storage, processing, presentation or communication of information by electronic means
  • user terminal and systems
  • facsimile
  • telex
  • telephones
  • pay telephones
  • cordless telephones
  • cellular telephones
  • answering systems
  • any other products or equipment of transmitting sound, images or other information by telecommunications

Consumer equipment and photovoltaic panels

  • radio sets
  • television sets
  • video cameras
  • video recorders
  • hi-fi recorders
  • audio amplifiers
  • musical instruments
  • any other products or equipment for the purpose of recording or reproducing sound or images, including signals or other technologies for the distribution of sound and image than by telecommunications
  • photovoltaic panels

Lighting equipment

  • straight fluorescent lamps
  • compact fluorescent lamps
  • high intensity discharge lamps, including pressure sodium lamps and metal halide lamps
  • low pressure sodium lamps
  • luminaries for fluorescent lamps with the exception of luminaries in households
  • other lighting or equipment for the purpose of spreading or controlling light with exception of filament bulbs

Electrical and electronic tools (with the exception of large-scale stationary industrial tools)

  • drills
  • saws
  • sewing machines
  • equipment for turning, milling, sanding, grinding, sawing, cutting, shearing, drilling, making holes, punching, folding, bending or similar processing of wood, metal and other materials
  • tools for riveting, nailing or screwing or removing rivets, nails, screws or similar uses
  • tools for welding, soldering or similar use
  • equipment for spraying, spreading, dispersing or other treatments of liquid or gaseous substances by other means
  • tools for mowing or other gardening activities

Toys, leisure and sports equipment

  • electric trains or car racing sets
  • hand-held video games consoles
  • video games
  • computers for biking, diving, running, rowing, etc
  • sports equipment with electric or electronic components
  • coin slot machines

Medical devices (with the exception of all implanted and infected products)

  • radiotherapy equipment
  • cardiology equipment
  • dialysis equipment
  • pulmonary ventilators
  • nuclear medicine equipment
  • laboratory equipment for in-vitro diagnosis
  • analysers
  • freezers
  • fertilization tests
  • other appliances for detecting, preventing, monitoring, treating, alleviating illness, injury or disability

Monitoring and control instruments

  • smoke detectors
  • heating regulators
  • thermostats
  • measuring, weighing or adjusting appliances for household or as laboratory equipment
  • other monitoring and control instruments used in industrial installations (e.g. in control panels)

Automatic dispensers

  • automatic dispensers for hot drinks
  • automatic dispensers for hot or cold bottles or cans
  • automatic dispensers for solid products
  • automatic dispensers for money
  • all appliances which deliver automatically all kinds of products


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