Compliance requirements in Spain

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WEEE Regulations

Batteries Regulations

Packaging Regulations

WEEE requirements

Registration timescale

31 January 2006

Registration agency

National Register of Industrial Establishments in The Ministry of Industry.

Producers must also register with the competent authority of the Autonomous Community in which their head office is registered.

Regulations in Spanish

Producer Requirements
    Producers, individually or collectively, must:

  • manage and finance WEEE allocated to them by the WEEE Allocation Office and meet collection and recycling targets.
  • ensure safe transport of waste, whether from distributors or from municipal sites, to authorised treatment centres.
  • meet annual reuse targets from 2017: large appliances 3%, IT equipment 3%; both increasing by 1 percentage point in 2018.

Batteries requirements

Registration timescale

26 September 2008

Registration Agency

The National Battery Producer Register (Registro de Pilas y Acumuladores or RII-PyA) is integrated with the State Industrial Registry (Registro Integrado Industrial de ámbito estatal or RII) and maintained by the Directorate-General for Industry and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (Dirección General de Industria y de la Pequeña y Mediana Empresa) of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.

Registration, collection and recycling obligations for batteries producers

Producers of portable batteries

Producers can comply by participating in

  1. a public management system of a municipality or Autonomous Community
  2. a collective system
  3. a deposit and Return system, or
  4. an individual system
Producers of industrial batteries

Individual compliance is permitted. Approval must be granted for individual systems by each Autonomous Region in which it operates

Battery Regulations in Spanish

Packaging requirements

Obligated parties must register and submit data based on the amount of packaging handled, to the Autonomous Regions and the local authorities in Spain.

Packers/fillers & distributors are exempt from the requirement to operate a deposit and return system or make arrangements to take back packaging themselves if they take part in an ‘integrated system' to manage packaging waste, which will ensure that the recycling and recovery targets are met on their behalf.


The law covers all packers and vendors of packaged products. The take-back obligation on packers and vendors is limited to the packaging of products it places on the market.

For distributors, the obligation is limited to packaging of products which they could have distributed and which are marked as such (for example, an electronics retailer would be required only to take back electronics packaging).

Packaging Regulations in English

Packaging Regulations in Spanish

Meeting the requirements

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