e-waste Guidelines: Applicability of Rules
— September 23, 2015
FOR PRODUCERS / MANUFACTURERS/OEMS/BRANDS
- Collection of waste generated during the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment and channelized it for recycling or safe disposal
- Collection of e-waste generated from the End-of-Life (EOL): of products in line with the principle of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), and to ensure that such e-wastes are channelized to the Registered dismantler or recycler.
- Establishing a collection center or take-back system either individually of collectively
- Financing and organizing a system to cover the costs of managing e-waste generated from EOL products in an environmentally sound manner
- Provide contact details such as address, telephone numbers/ helpline number of authorized collection centers to consumers or bulk consumers in order to streamline the return of used electrical and electronic equipment
- Creating awareness through information booklets, advertising, posters or other means of effective marketing and communications tools accompanying the equipment in relation to:
– Hazardous constituents as given in the sub- rule 1of rule 13 e-waste rules. “Reduction in the use of Hazardous materials in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment”
– Information of hazardous of improper handling, accidental breakage, damage and /or improper recycling of e-waste.
– Instructions of handling the equipment after its use, also with the Do’s and Don’ts.
– Affix a visible, legible and indelible symbol as given in the rules to prevent form being dropped in garbage bins.
- Obtaining Authorization form the concerned State Pollution Control Board or Pollution Control Committee in accordance with the procedure under Rule 9 “Procedure for Seeking Authorization and Registration for Handling E-Wastes”
- Maintaining records: “Form 2 which is the “Form for maintaining records of e-waste handled / generated”
- Filing Annual reports in Form 3 to the State Pollution Control Board of Pollution Control Committee concerned on or before the 30th day of June following the financial year to which that return relates.
FOR CONSUMERS OR BULK CONSUMERS
- Consumer or Bulk Consumers of electrical and electronic equipment listed in Schedule 1 of the Rules shall ensure that e-waste generated by them is channelized to the authorized collection center(s) or registered dismantlers(s) or recycler(s) or is returned to the pick-up or take back services provided by the producers.
- Bulk Consumer shall maintain accurate records of e-waste generated by them in Form 2 which is the “Form for maintaining records of e-waste handled / generated” and make such records available for scrutiny by the State Pollution Control or Pollution Control Committee.
E-waste Management and Handling Rules are NOT Applicable to:
a) Batteries as covered under the Batteries Management and Handling Rules 2001 made under the Act
b) Micro and small enterprises as defined under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (27 of 2006)
c) Radio Active waste as covered under provisions of the Atomic Energy Act 1962 (33 of 1962) and Rules made there under
For more information about any of the issues contained in this section, please contact Subha Niranjan:
Telephone: 080-4660 2222
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