Legislation stipulates that every company that ‘brings an electro-appliance onto the Belgian market’ must also take care of the collection and processing of the discarded appliances.
Therefore, you can take your discarded appliance back to the shop/merchant where you are buying a new similar appliance. In this case, the shopkeeper is ‘obliged to accept the discarded appliances that customers bring back’.
The collection and processing of WEEE concerns everyone. The legislation contains various tasks for the consumer, the end-seller, the middleman and the manufacturer or importer of electro-appliances.