Compliance requirements in Estonia

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WEEE Regulations

Batteries Regulations

Packaging Regulations

WEEE requirements

Registration timescale

20 February 2006

Registration agency

Register of Products of Concern (PROTO) (online or via email), a division of the Ministry of the Environment.

Regulations in Estonian

Regulations in English

Batteries requirements

Registration timescale

Commenced 20 February 2006. Online registration available here

Registration Agency

Register of Products of Concern (PROTO) (online or via email), a division of the Ministry of the Environment.

Registration, collection and recycling obligations for batteries producers

Producers of portable batteries

Producers can comply by participating in

  1. a collective system
  2. an individual system

Individual compliance is financially unattractive in Estonia.

Producers of industrial batteries

Individual compliance is permitted and requires submission of a waste plan and financial guarantee.

Battery Regulations in English

Packaging requirements

Obligated parties must register and submit data based on the amount of packaging handled, to the Ministry of the Environment.

The deadline for meeting recycling targets in Estonia is delayed until 31 December 2012 in accordance with the amendment to the revised Directive, 2005/20/EC.

Producer take-back obligation is limited to a list of packaging specified in the Regulation of the Minister of Economic Affairs on the list of returnable packaging (1997). According to the Packaging Law, packaging is anything used to cover goods for containment, protection, preservation, presentation, transport or marketing, irrelevant from shape, method of manufacture, material or the number of times it is used.


The obligation also does not apply to:

  • small packs, defined as having a volume of less than 200 ml or weighing less than 10 g,
  • packaging of hazardous contents, as defined by Estonia's 1998 Waste Act.

Draft Waste act to replace current packaging and waste act due to come into force from July 2018.

Packaging Regulations in English

Packaging Regulations in Estonian

Meeting the requirements

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