FAQ / Recycling

Where can I return the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment discarded from my household?

Discarded household electrical and electronic equipment can be returned to consumer product collection points free of charge. The nearest collection point can be found easily from this website: kierratys.info

From 1.5.2013 onwards the consumer can also return these equipment to the retails, when buying a new similar equipment. More information (in Finnish): www.serkierratys.fi 

Where can I return the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment classified as Business to Business products?

When a business wishes to return B2B equipment to recycling, the business should primarily contact the product's manufacturing company that provides information about the B2B product collection point and procedures for the equipment.

Is it possible to order a pick-up for household discarded equipment?

Elker Oy has organised a pick-up service for households that for some reason are unable to deliver the equipment to a collection point. Our pre-processing units around Finland carry out pick-ups from households an extra service. The equipment picked up are typically household appliances and computers. The service is subject to a charge but a very low one. In order to find out whether the pick up service is available in your area, you may contact the pre-processing firm nearest to you. The contact information can be found here. Elker Oy cannot guarantee the availability of the service as it is based on demand.

Are retailers selling electrical and electronic equipment obliged to accept WEEE?

A retailer must accept products on a one-to-one principle in connection with sales when a similar equipment is bought. Smaller equipment (smaller than 25cm) can be returned to any retails that sell EE-equipment, when the retail is a special store  selling EE-equipment with at least 200m2 of surface area, or a supermarket-type of retail selling EE-equipment with at least 1000m2 of surface area.




  • 1. Elker is a reliable service provider with over 10 years of experience in the field.
  • 2. Elker is always up-to-date on the latest obligations set out in the EU's WEEE directive and the corresponding obligations of the Finnish legislation.
  • 3. Elker organises the recycling processes of electrical and electronic equipment efficiently.
  • 4. Elker's WEEE recycling processes are sustainable and safe.
  • 5. The WEEE collected is mainly recycled in Finland, according to strict safety regulations and processes.
  • 6. Elker is part of a European-wide joint venture network that enables the producers to settle the WEEE and battery & accumulator requirements and take care of the responsibilities also in Norway and Switzerland, in addition to most of the EU countries.