Dear visitor,

Welcome to ERA NPC

This website seeks to keep you informed of key legislation and regulation governing the management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in South Africa, as well as the landscape surrounding these rules.  We seek to develop and share a simplified map through which you can navigate this world.

We aid you, as Producer, Recycler and Citizen to work with government o engage and contribute to the rules governing, and the opportunities arising from the managing our Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) which is one of the largest, and most complex, and fastest growing global environmental challenges facing our world today.

ERA NPC offers the estimated 5,000 Producers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) with product on the SA market a registered Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) through which you can meet your Extended Producer Responsibility obligations in South Africa.

ERA NPC is a registered non-profit organisation that started out as a Steering Team selected from among approximately 120 delegates who met with government in 2014 to discuss how South Africa is going to address its WEEE challenges.  The WEEE Steering Team became ERA NPC as its engagement with WEEE stakeholders and government grew over the course of the last six years.

Important Announcemements



  1. You, as a Producer or Distributor of EEE on the SA market, must register with the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) as a Producer.
  2. You must provide a detailed Producer Responsibility Plan for your company, as an Individual Producer Responsibility Organisation (IPRO), if you plan to fulfil your obligation to collect, recycle and report your WEEE obligations as laid out in the Regulations.
  3. Alternatively, you must join an Extended Producer Responsibility Organisation (EPRO), where multiple Producers present a sector-wide Producer Responsibility Plan to meet most of its members’ WEEE obligations as laid out in the Regulations.
  4. If you don’t minimally comply with the 1 or 2/3 there could be potentially be adverse consequences




Become a Member
Download ERA EPR Scheme

Section 18 EPR Plan is under  Active Construction.

Make Enquiries / Request a Meeting
If you are not able to attend any of the consultative seminars but consider yourself a key stakeholder in the process, please contact us to enquire about options for bilateral meetings using this email address: erainfo@eranpc.co.za

ERA E-Waste Recycling Authority NPC

ERA E-Waste Recycling Authority (ERA) is a Non-profit Company (NPC) registered with the South African Company and Intellectual Property Commission (CPIC)


ERA is registered with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) as a Product or Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) for the Electronics and Electrical Equipment (EEE) sector.


E-Waste is the term used for EEE which has come to the end of its useful life and is about to become waste.  Another term also used for E-Waste is Waste Electronics and Electrical Equipment (WEEE).

The Act

National Environmental Management: Waste Act (NEMWA) No. 59 of 2008, as amended by the National Environmental Management: Waste Amendment Act No. 26 of 2014


Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) – (a) scheme/s whereby Producers of EEE take responsibility for the waste generated from the goods that they place on the market.


Industry Waste Management Plan (IndWMP) – in this instance for E-Waste, but provision has been made for other waste streams.

Section 28 Notice – Notice No. 41303

A Notice issued (on 6 December 2017) in terms of Section 28 of the NEMWA calling for the registration of EEE Producers and for the development and submission of an E-Waste IndWMP.


“Producer” means any person or category of persons or a brand-owner who is engaged in the commercial manufacture, conversion, refurbishment or import of new and/or used electrical and electronic equipment which is intended for distribution in the Republic of South Africa.