Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

Consumers using the statutory remove service should fill out the "Remove Service Applicaton Form” and submit it to cs@eascotel.com, indicating the order number. So that we can arrange collectors to pick up the products.
The Producer Responsibility Scheme (PRS) on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), also known as WPRS, aims to promote recycling and proper disposal of WEEE generated in Hong Kong. It covers eight types of equipment including air-conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, televisions, computers, printers, scanners and monitors (collectively referred to as “regulated electrical equipment" or REE).
Proper Recycling of Regulated Electrical Equipment – Eng
● What is statutory removal service?
Statutory removal service means the free removal service arranged by a seller of regulated electrical equipment (REE) for consumers, whereby the unwanted equipment (of the same class as the REE purchased) can be delivered to a licensed recycler. Consumers may make a request to the seller for the statutory removal service within three days after entering into a transaction. Please refer to purchase page for detail information about removal services which are provided from seller.
● What is the use of the recycling label? Can it be used to request removal service?
After purchasing regulated electrical equipment (REE), the consumers should obtain from the seller a suitable recycling label for such equipment before/when receiving the new equipment. The recycling label aims to help consumers identify REE that is distributed under the Producer Responsibility Scheme on waste electrical and electronic equipment. Consumers do not need to surrender a recycling label in order to request for the statutory removal service.
● If I purchased regulated electrical equipment (REE) from abroad and brought it back to Hong Kong for personal use, am I subject to the recycling levy?
Consumers are not subject to the recycling levy for the REE purchased from abroad for personal use. However, if the equipment is further distributed (i.e. parallel trading), the person is regarded as a supplier / seller under the the producer responsibility scheme on waste electrical and electronic equipment and is subject to the relevant statutory obligations.
● What should consumer pay attention to when opting to use the statutory removal service arranged by the seller?
Consumers using the statutory remove service should note that:
(a) the old item must stand alone, free from any installations, connections or obstructions to facilitate removal;
(b) the old item should be kept clean and tidy. In the event of serious hygiene problems (e.g. rancid foods, infestation of cockroaches and ants), the collector may refuse to remove such item and the consumer may not request for another free removal service again.
There may be some variations in the removal services arranged by different sellers. Consumers are advised to refer to the relevant terms of service before making a choice.
● What is Proper Recycling of Regulated Electrical Equipment?
Eight types of regulated electrical equipment (REE), i.e. air-conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, televisions, computers (including desktops, laptops and tablets), printers, scanners and monitors are included under the scheme for regulation.
● Proper Recycling of Regulated Electrical Equipment purchase process
Please select choice of removal service before ordering process. After complete ordering process, please fill in Choice of Removal Service form or refer to deal page for the detail on arrangement of removal service.
● How to arrange Removal Service?
All the detail information and arrangement about removal service, please refer to deal page.
● Other Proper Recycling Channels
To properly dispose of regulated electrical equipment (REE) for recycling, apart from choosing the statutory free removal service arranged by sellers in connection with a purchase of REE, members of the public may also make use of the following services:
- Collection Hotline (2676 8888) – to answer public enquiries regarding various channels of recycling waste REE and to make appointments for collection.
- Community Green Stations (CGSs) – all CGSs accept waste REE for disposal for onward transfer to suitable recyclers for handling. Please click here for details of the CGSs.
- E-waste Collection Vehicle – The collection vehicle stations in 18 districts on Saturdays and Sundays on a roster basis to collect waste REE from the public.
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