Current Regulation

Background to WEEE EPR Regulations

The story of responsible electronic waste management in South Africa began with the 2008 National Environmental Management Waste Act (NEMWA), introducing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and redefining the roles of producers and importers.

In 2020, a new chapter commenced as the Department of Forestry Fisheries and Environment (DFFE) introduced EPR Regulations and the WEEE Notice, emphasising the need for structured waste management practices. These regulations, grounded in the NEMWA, marked a crucial shift toward sustainable electronic waste handling, where stakeholders share accountability.

The year 2021 marked a milestone, as the amended regulations came formally into law. They mandate importers, EEE producers, and agents to register, implement a WEEE EPR Scheme, or join an existing one. This collaborative approach ensures responsible waste management and supports environmental preservation.

Crucially, EPR Schemes require DFFE registration, and compliance with set targets must be reported. Non-compliance carries penalties, underscoring the seriousness of responsible waste handling.

Throughout this journey, entities like ERA serve as guides, ensuring regulation adherence while fostering a culture of sustainability. By sharing methodologies and promoting cooperation, they play a vital role in shaping a greener future for waste management in South Africa.

Visit The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment website to learn more about Section 18 Extended Producer Responsibility Registry:

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Registration as an EEE Producer

1. Company Information
Registered Name*
Trade Name
DFFE Producer Registration Number
Registration Number
Country of Registration
Year Established
Physical Address
Address 1*
Address 2*
Postal Code *
Postal Address
Postal Address 2
Postal Code
Address 1
Address 2
Postal Code
Telephone Number
Website Address
Places of Trade/Manufacture
Type of EEE Producer
2. Contact Person/s
Legal Compliance Manager
This person is responsible for the company's regulation/compliance function.
First Name*
Contact Number*
Email Address*
Executive Director/Contract Signatory
This person will sign the ERA NPC Producer contract
First Name*
Contact Number*
Email Address*
Reporting Official
This person will upload/input the Producer's monthly PoM reporting data
First Name*
Contact Number*
Email Address*
Accounting Official
First Name*
Contact Number*
Email Address*
3. Financial Compliance Information
VAT Number*
SDL Number
Tax Number
Financial Year End (month)
4. Current WEEE Recycling
Describe WEEE Management Method(s)*
Please provide a brief summary of how you currently manage your WEEE
WEEE Management Service Provide name
Estimated Annual WEEE Tonnage Processed
Via Service Provider(s)
5. Document Uploads
Proof of Payment*
Maximum file size: 100 MB
SARS Tax Letter of Good Standing*
Maximum file size: 100 MB
Company Registration Certificate*
Maximum file size: 100 MB
BBBEEE Certificate*
Maximum file size: 100 MB
6. Person Completing the Form
Full Name*
Contact Number*
Email Address