Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Italy

Under the Italian Decree to implement 2002/96/EC Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive which came into force on August 13th 2005, for equipment that you buy from Smiths Detection after December 31st 2010, Smiths Detection is required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of WEEE that your new purchase replaces, on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. This is providing the weight of the old equipment is less than double that of the new purchase. The old equipment that your new purchase from Smiths Detection replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the Decree, Smiths Detection is also required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from Smiths Detection after December 31st 2010, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.

Smiths Detection products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as Smiths Detection is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products, Smiths Detection has decided to share these new environmental costs directly with our customers. We believe in being transparent with you on any new environmental costs that our products need to address.

Our approach to sharing these new environmental costs is:

  • Smiths Detection pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the Decree.
  • Smiths Detection pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Ministry of Environment to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the Decree.
  • you pay for transportation of your WEEE to Smiths Detection’s appointed recycler in Italy.

Any equipment likely to be contaminated MUST be certified as clean and free from contamination prior to transportation to the recyclers address.

Smiths Detection has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN recycling facility in Italy. All New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Smiths Detection products is classed as non-hazardous waste.

It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to the recycler. In order to meet Italian regulations for waste disposal, you should use one of the following carriers (which hold a valid Waste Carriers licence):

Waste Carrier Telephone Number Email
Kuehne+Nagel on behalf of S.Eco Servizi Ecologici +39-02-902592 info.calvignasco@kuehne-nagel.com

For larger quantities of waste you may wish to contact the recycler directly in order to arrange and pay for an alternative collection method. The EARN recycling facility in Italy is:

Recycler Website Telephone
Stena S.I.A.T. srl stenatechnoworld.com/it/ +39 03 02 73 33 26

To comply with Italian Waste Transport Regulations all WEEE must be accompanied by suitable documentation when transported to the recycler. In order to comply with this regulation and to enable EARN to identify Smiths Detection equipment upon arrival at the recycler’s address, please download the Recycling Label for Italian Customers. Complete the label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.

Recycling Label for Italian Customers