Poland – Collection and Recycling
Radware equipment is sold in Poland by dealers. The dealer acts as the importer of the equipment into Poland and has the legal responsibility to:
- Register as the WEEE producer in Poland
- Finance arrangements for collection and recycling of WEEE arising from Radware equipment sold by the dealer in Poland
Under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Act in Poland which came into force on October 21st 2005, for equipment that you buy from a Radware dealer after August 13th 2005, the dealer is required to finance the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of WEEE that your new purchase replaces, on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. The old equipment that your new purchase from the Radware dealer replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.
Under the Act, the dealer is also required to finance the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from the dealer after August 13th 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE. Customers of Radware dealers should note that producer responsibility obligations to take back New WEEE in Poland have not yet been finalised
Radware has decided to provide WEEE collection and recycling on behalf of its dealers in Poland.
Radware products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as Radware is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products Radware has decided to share these new environmental costs directly with our customers. We believe in being transparent with you on any new environmental costs that our products need to address.
Our approach to sharing these new environmental costs is:
- You pay for transportation of your WEEE to Radware's appointed recycler in Poland
- Radware pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the Act
- Radware pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Chief Inspector of Environmental Protection to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the Act
Radware has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN facility in Poland. All Historic and New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Radware products is classed as non-hazardous waste*
* Radware customers sending equipment for recycling are advised that you MUST remove all batteries PRIOR to collection to avoid the equipment being classed as hazardous waste
It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to EARN. In order to meet Polish regulations for waste disposal, you should use one of the following carriers (which hold a valid Waste Carriers License):
Waste Carrier Name: Kuehne + Nagelagel
Please click on the link below to download the recycling label you should use. Please complete this label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.
Recycling label for Customers in Poland
WEEE Reporting Recycling Data for Radware Equipment in Poland
Under Section 27 of the Regulation on Producer Responsibility, Radware dealers must provide annual information of the quantities and categories of electrical and electronic equipment put on the market, reused, recycled and recovered within Poland
EARN will prepare the recycling data report for Radware. Information in the EARN recycling data report will be made available upon request.