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Do you export EEE to the Norwegian market?

The EU Directive on waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE Directive) requires producers to join an authorised producer compliance scheme (PCS). RENAS is Norway’s leading WEEE compliance scheme and also offer producer compliance for waste batteries and packaging.

One-stop shop

RENAS takes on your obligation to finance the collection, treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of WEEE. We also offer producer compliance for waste batteries and packaging through high quality partners.

Low costs

RENAS is a non-profit organisation owned by trade organisations representing our member companies. We apply a fully transparent pricing mechanism. The fees collected only cover the actual costs of waste collection and handling.

Authorised representative

With almost twenty years of experience with the WEEE recycling business and first-hand knowledge of EU and national legislation you can safely appoint RENAS as your authorised representative (AR) in Norway.

Number one in Norway

Through a combination of experience, knowledge, high standards and accountability RENAS holds the leading position in the Norwegian market. More than 3000 national and international member companies from a diverse range of industries have made RENAS their preferred partner.

As a large, international company, we only want to partner with the very best. After assessing all of Norway’s recycling companies, we chose RENAS.

Yngvill Ofstad, Sustainability Project Manager, IKEA Norway

RENAS only charges what it actually costs to collect and handle the products we supply to the market. RENAS does the reporting work for us.

Morten Stenseth, Product Manager, Würth Norge AS

With RENAS, we avoid fixed costs. The environmental fee we pay is based on what we actually import.

Kristian von Aphelen, Purchasing Manager, Nexans Norway AS

Working with RENAS gives us credibility. The company has a high standing in the Norwegian market and is a contributing factor to our credibility in Norway.

Esben Pedersen, Communications Manager Scandinavia, Tesla Motors

Customised solutions for WEEE, waste batteries and packaging.


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No fixed costs

There are no membership fees or fixed costs. RENAS only charge a low environmental fee based on the volume of products placed on the Norwegian market.


RENAS is a non-profit organisation. The fees collected only cover the actual costs of waste collection and handling.


RENAS calculates the environmental fee based on your export data. We take care of all the paper work for you.


RENAS offers the most comprehensive and competent network of collectors and treatment plants. Our quality and security requirements are just as stringent as yours.

Authorised Representative: National representative appointed to act on behalf of foreign producer, i.e. to handle your WEEE responsibilities according to national legislation.

Battery Directive: This European Directive regulates the manufacture and disposal of batteries in the European Union with the aim of improving the environmental performance of batteries and accumulators.

Compliance Scheme: A Compliance Scheme allows producers to meet their obligations (producer responsibility) by registering and financing the collection, treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of waste with the relevant national authority.

Corporate Social Responsibility: This is a practice through which companies integrate social and environmental awareness-raising activities in their core operations.

Ecodesign: Often referred to as Sustainable Design. An approach to designing products with special consideration for the environmental impacts of the product during its whole lifecycle. There is an Ecodesign directive in the EU (Directive 2009/125/EC).

EEE: Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

EPR: Extended Producer Responsibility.

Hazardous Waste Regulations: EU Member states have stringent directives to regulate the treatment of hazardous waste and ensure that they are soundly managed from production to final disposal or recovery.

Lead Acid Batteries: Lead-acid batteries are the oldest type of rechargeable battery.

Lithium Ion Batteries: Lithium-ion batteries are commonly used in consumer electronics. They are currently one of the most popular types of battery for portable electronics.

Mixed Metals: These are recovered metals that are not sorted into categories such as aluminum, tin, steel cans and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

NEA: The Norwegian Environment Agency – a government agency under the Ministry of Climate and Environment. They implement and give advice on the development of climate and environmental policy.

Nickel Cadmium Batteries: The nickel-cadmium battery (NiCad) is a popular type of rechargeable battery used in portable power tools.

Non-Ferrous Metal: The term non-ferrous is used to indicate metals other than iron and iron alloys that do not contain an appreciable amount of metals, especially aluminum, copper, brass or bronze.

Non-Renewable Resources: Energy sources that are used and consumed faster than they are produced by nature are referred to as non-renewable. These include coal, natural gas, oil and other fossil fuels.

Packaging: Packaging refers to the material used to pack a product that provides appropriate protection during transportation and shelf life.

PoM: Products placed on the market. In this respect placed on the market means the supplying or making available to an end user within an EU Member State for the first time, against payment or free of charge, EEE and/or batteries.

Producer: According to EU Directives, a producer is any individual who (a) manufactures and sells electrical and electronic equipment under his own brand, (b) rebrands and resells equipment produced by third parties or (c) imports or exports electrical and electronic equipment on a professional basis into an EU Member State.

Re-Use: ‘Re-use’ refers to any operation through which WEEE or its components are re-used for the same purpose for which they were conceived.

Reclamation: In recycling, reclamation is the act of extracting discarded objects or materials for reuse.

Recovery: Recovery is a term commonly used by the waste/recycling industry to divert material from disposal or landfills. It essentially entails recycling and incineration for heat recovery.

Recyclables: Recyclables refers to a given volume or weight of recyclable material.

Recycling: This is the process of turning waste back into raw materials that can be used to make new products. It conserves natural resources and reduces waste, pollution and energy consumption.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: These are the 3 Rs of waste management strategies in order of standard preference. Reduce, reuse, recycle is the guiding principle behind waste minimization.

Renewable Resources: Natural materials that can be replaced in a relatively short amount of time are considered sustainable. Energy resources such as biomasses or that produced by solar/aeolic/hydraulic power are considered renewable resources.

RoHS: Restriction of Hazardous Substances. Also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union, restricting the use of six hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products.

Take-back: In response to the growing problem of excessive waste, several countries, like Norway, have adopted waste management policies in which manufacturers are responsible (producer responsibility) for taking back their products at the end of their life cycle and partially financing a collection and recycling infrastructure.

WEEE: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. Electrical waste or WEEE is the term used to designate all electrical items that should be recycled. Its official definition is set by the Waste Framework Directive (2006/12/EC).

WEEE Directive: This is a European directive that sets minimum collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical and electronic waste (WEEE).

Zinc Batteries: Zinc batteries are a common type of power battery.


Contact us

Do you have any questions about regulations, obligations, prices and membership? Contact Norway’s leading WEEE compliance scheme.

+47 22 13 52 00