WEEE Regulations and Obligations

Electrical and electronic waste may contain materials that could harm the environment.  If those items end up as municipal waste or are disposed of without pre-treatment, they could pollute the ground, water and air around us. That is why it is important to dispose properly of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).

In certain European countries, OPEX may be required under applicable law to finance the collection, treatment, recycling and/or recovery of certain new electrical and electronic equipment that we sold to customers after 13 August 2005, when that equipment eventually becomes waste.

OPEX may also be required in certain European countries to finance the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of certain older (pre-13 Aug 2005) electrical and electronic equipment when a customer purchases new electrical and electronic equipment from OPEX that provides a one-for-one, like-for-like replacement.

Accordingly, OPEX has registered as a WEEE producer in those countries listed under “WEEE Collection & Recycling Information” below.  All WEEE that OPEX handles in those countries is classified as business-to-business (B2B) equipment.

Recycling can be simple and help the environment, as some of the recovered materials may be reusable.  To remind purchasers to dispose of WEEE properly, eligible electrical and electronic goods carry a crossed-out wheelie bin symbol:

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To return your OPEX equipment displaying the WEEE symbol (crossed-out wheelie bin) for treatment and recycling purposes, please contact us as set forth under “OPEX Contact Information” below.  Please note that OPEX, where and to the extent permitted by law, may require some customers to finance the collection, treatment, recycling and/or recovery expenses above to the extent that their contract with OPEX specifies the same.  Furthermore, different financing obligations and/or other obligations may apply to OPEX’s distributors as well as to OPEX equipment purchased through distributors.  Please contact us as set forth under “Contact Information” below for further details.

WEEE Collection & Recycling

In order to comply with WEEE mandates, OPEX has registered as a ‘producer’ in the following European countries:

Country OPEX Producer Number
France FR000614
Germany DE88431411
Republic of IrelandIE02156WB
SwitzerlandSince 20 October 2016, OPEX Business Machines GmbH participated in Swico Recycling. For additional information about Swico, please visit http://www.swicorecycling.ch and/or contact OPEX as set forth under “OPEX Contact Information” below
United Kingdom WEE/AE393XU

 

Industrial Batteries Collection & Recycling

In some European countries, OPEX equipment may contain what are classified under applicable law as ‘industrial batteries.   In such cases, OPEX may be obliged to collect, treat and/or recycle such industrial batteries. If you have any questions about whether our obligations with respect to industrial batteries, please contact us as set forth under “Contact Information” below, prior to disposing of industrial batteries.

OPEX Contact Information

If you intend to dispose of your OPEX WEEE bearing the WEEE symbol (crossed out wheelie bin), or if intend to dispose of any industrial batteries included in the equipment sold to you by OPEX (where applicable), please contact us for further information, as set forth below.  When you contact OPEX, please have in hand the applicable equipment model(s), the serial number for each unit, and a copy of your contract with OPEX.

Country OPEX Contact Information
France Hamid Bensrih
OPEX Corporation
Les Fjords – Bâtiment Vega
19, avenue de Norvège
ZA de Courtaboeuf
91140 Villebon-sur-Yvette
Tel: +33 01.60.92.40.40
hbensrih@opex.com
Germany
Republic of Ireland
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Yvette Lee
OPEX Corporation
29/32 Queensbrook
Bolton Technology Exchange
Spa Road
Bolton, BL1 4AY UK
Tel: 0044 (0) 1204 388838
ylee@opex.com