Lexmark Equipment Collection Programme & WEEE compliance


As a producer of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), Lexmark is committed to providing WEEE compliant products to the European markets since 2005. Lexmark International is responsible for the environmentally sound management of its products from the early stages of research and design until they reach the end of their useful life. We are committed to following strict company policy to promote environmentally responsible business practices. As we embrace the imposed WEEE Directive we ensure that our customers can return used products as quickly and easily as possible, offering a range of services to aid return, recovery and reuse.

Compliance process

As a manufacturer of electronic and electrical equipment (EEE), we are committed to registering all EEE we place onto the national market. In the majority of the European countries, we have joined a national collective scheme. These schemes provide the member companies a complete process from collection to recycling and reporting. This allows us to fulfill our obligations according to our market share. 

All products with electronic content are labeled per WEEE specifications and are in accordance with the European Standard EN50419.

The following is the WEEE symbol:

The special «crossed out wheeled bin» symbol is placed on products to indicate that waste from electrical and electronic equipment must be returned to a designated collection point for waste electrical and electronic equipment recycling. In compliance with the Directive, Lexmark has launched a communication campaign to educate our employees, partners, and customers about WEEE recycling process. For our Fall 2012 products onward, WEEE manuals are available on the Lexmark Web site at Customer Support > Device Support. Search the model, and then click the Manuals tab.

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Customer Support>Product Support>Choose Model>Manual.

Here’s an example for C74x series

Compliance with the UK WEEE Regulations

Business to Business (B2B) EEE Definition

Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) that is intended for users other than private households, such as commercial, industrial and institutional organisations. Examples of Lexmark’s B2B products are;

·       large scale printers with a high maximum monthly output or print in sizes larger than A4

·       printers with multiple input/output trays, collating, fastening capabilities

Business to Consumer (B2C) EEE Definition

Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) that is intended for use in private households.

Dual Use Definition

EEE that is designed for household and non-household use. In these instances, the EEE would be classed as B2C and will be reported and recycled in this manner.

Obligations for B2B end of life EEE (B2B WEEE)

Lexmark are obligated to finance the costs of treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of the following B2B Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE):

(I)          Historic WEEE (purchased before 13th August 2005 not displaying the “wheeled bin symbol”) when Lexmark is supplying new B2B EEE that is of the same type or performs the same function.

(II)        New EEE (purchased from Lexmark after 13th August 2005 displaying the “wheeled bin symbol”).

For WEEE which falls under scenarios (I) or (II) above, Lexmark have chosen to meet our responsibilities through membership of the ERP WEEE Compliance scheme and as our chosen partner ERP are able to manage the process of WEEE collection, treatment and recycling in accordance with the standards laid out within the Regulations.

If you have any B2B WEEE under scenarios (I) or (II) above and would like your waste to be collected, please contact ERP through the below contact details:

Email: ukoperations@erp-recycling.org

Telephone: 0845 6852424

You will need to provide the following information:

1.   Contact name and telephone number

2.   Collection address with all details if specific floor or space

3.   Did you purchase the item to be collected after August 2005?

4.   Have you replaced the printer with a new like-for-like printer?

5.   Make and model number of the printer to be collected?

6.   Serial number of your new printer (if you have one)? (OPTIONAL)

7.   Approximate weight of the printers

8.   How are the printers packed in boxes, pallets etc.?

9.   Are there any collection instructions/where does driver report to for the collection?

B2C and Dual Use WEEE

If you have any end of life EEE that has originated from a private household or is considered a dual use product, please take your WEEE to a Designated Collection Facility (DCF) which are located throughout the UK, or return to a B2C distributor. The return of household WEEE to retailers with a surface greater than 400 sqm is free.