Compliance requirements in Italy

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WEEE Regulations

Batteries Regulations

Packaging Regulations

WEEE requirements

Registration timescale

18 February 2008

Registration agency

National Union of Italian Chamber of Commerce

Collection and recycling obligations for B2B WEEE

The legislative Decree 49/2014 transposing the WEEE Recast Directive was published on 28 March 2014. For equipment that is bought from the producer after August 13th 2005, the producer is required to finance the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of WEEE that the new purchase replaces, on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. The old equipment that the new purchase replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the Decree, the producer is also required to finance the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronicequipment that is bought after August 13th 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE. For B2B producers, individual compliance has become less attractive since Apr-14 as it requires an individual complier to be ‘recognised’ by the MoE and submit annual financial and operational reports.

Regulations in Italian

Batteries requirements

Registration timescale

Original date of 18 June 2009 postponed to 18 September 2009

Registration Agency

Local Chamber of Commerce

Registration, collection and recycling obligations for batteries producers

Producers of portable batteries

Producers can join a collective scheme and transfer legal responsibility to the scheme. Individual compliance is also permitted.

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 Italian

Packaging requirements

Packaging producers, packers, importers and users must report annually to the Ministry of Environment data on the preceding year's amount/per material of packaging placed on the Italian market and (packaging waste collected, recovered and recycled. Packaging producers’ and ‘packaging users’ must compensate municipalities for the additional costs of separate collection by way of payments to CONAI and affiliated consortia, or through an approved independent consortium, or by operating a deposit scheme.


The Packaging Regulations in Italy apply to all packaging producers, packers, importers, and end users. There are no thresholds for companies who only handle small quantities of packaging.

Meeting the requirements

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