EPR Electronic Waste Authorisation

What is E-waste EPR CPCB Authorisation?

  • EPR registration is permission granted by the CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board) to electronic waste producers who are listed in Schedule 1 of the E-Waste (Management) Rules 2016 and 2022. 
  • It is the responsibility of every electronic waste producer to collect the waste generated from their product introduction into the market and channel it to dismantlers, refurbishers, and recyclers of e-waste.



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Why is EPR Registration important under E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022?

  • Ensuring that e-waste is managed in an environmentally safe manner is crucial, which is why an EPR CPCB Certificate is essential. 
  • E-waste contains harmful materials like lead and mercury that can pollute the environment and pose a risk to human health if not disposed of properly.
  • Permission from CPCB is also beneficial in promoting the recycling and reuse of e-waste.
  •  This helps reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and incinerators, which is good for both the environment and human health.
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Who needs to Obtain the certificate of EPR from Pollution Control Board?

EPR certification regulations apply to anyone involved in the lifecycle of e-waste (electronic and electronic equipment) listed in Schedule I, including:

  • Manufacturers
  • Producers
  • Refurbishers
  • Dismantlers
  • Recyclers

This includes the equipment itself, Its components, Consumables, Parts, and Spares.

Documents required for online EPR Registration Certificate

Documents and Information Required EPR Application: 

  • Producer Information:
  • Authorized Person
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) Details:
  • Year-wise EEE Placed in Market: Provide a breakdown of the EEE you placed in the market for each year, aligned with the average end-of-life guidelines set by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
  • Estimated EEE Waste Generation: Provide an item-by-item estimate of the EEE waste you anticipate being generated in the coming year.
  • Estimated EEE Collection Target: Set a realistic and achievable target for collecting EEE waste in the upcoming year.
  • Details of your Extended Producer Responsibility plan, covering:
    • Take-back system (6.1)
    • Collection targets and milestones (6.2)
    • Processing and recycling strategies (6.3)
  • Copy of permission granted by the relevant ministry or department to sell your product.
  • Copies of agreements with your dealers for product sales and collection support.
  • Copies of agreements with collection centers for e-waste collection.
  • Copies of agreements with recyclers or dismantlers for e-waste processing.
  • Copy of agreement with a Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility (TSDF) for specific e-waste types (e.g., fluorescent lamps).
  • Copy of your Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) license or IEC certificate (if applicable).
  • Self-declarations confirming your product’s compliance with RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directives 
  • Copy of agreement with a Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) if you choose to utilize their services.

Electrical and Electronic items cover under online EPR registration/Certification

The E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022 cover a wide range of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) that require a certificate of EPR authorisation, categorised as follows:

1. Information Technology & Telecommunication Equipment:

  • Mainframes and Minicomputers (ITEW1)
  • Personal Computers (ITEW2), Laptops (ITEW3), Notebooks (ITEW4), and Notepad Computers (ITEW5)
  • Printers (ITEW6), Copying Equipment (ITEW7), and Electronic Typewriters (ITEW8)
  • User Terminals, Facsimile Machines, Telex Machines, and Telephones (ITEW9-12)
  • Payphones, Cordless Phones, Cellular Phones, Answering Systems, and Equipment for transmitting information (ITEW13-17)
  • Tablets, Phablets, Scanners, Routers, GPS, UPS, Inverters, Modems, and Electronic Data Storage Devices (ITEW18-27)

2. Consumer Electronics and Photovoltaic Panels:

  • Televisions (CEEW1)
  • Refrigerators (CEEW2)
  • Washing Machines (CEEW3)
  • Air Conditioners (except centralized) (CEEW4)
  • Fluorescent and other Mercury-containing Lamps (CEEW5)
  • Screens, Electronic Photo Frames, Display Panels, and Monitors (CEEW6)
  • Radio Sets, Set-top Boxes, Video Cameras, Video Recorders, Hi-Fi Recorders, Audio Amplifiers, and Equipment for recording/reproducing sound or images (CEEW7-13)
  • Solar Panels/Cells and Luminaires for fluorescent lamps (excluding households) (CEEW14-15)
  • High/Low-pressure Sodium Lamps and other lighting equipment (excluding filament bulbs) (CEEW16-18)
  • Digital Cameras (CEEW19)

3. Large and Small Electrical and Electronic Equipment:

  • Freezers and other large appliances for refrigeration (LSEEW2)
  • Clothes Dryers, Dishwashers, Electric Cookers/Stoves/Hotplates, Microwaves (LSEEW3-9)
  • Electric Heating Appliances, Radiators, Fans, and other heating/ventilation equipment (LSEEW10-14)
  • Vacuum Cleaners, Carpet Sweepers, Sewing/Knitting/Weaving Machines, Irons, and Grinders (LSEEW15-21)
  • Smoke Detectors, Thermostats, Dispensers, Indoor Air Purifiers, Hair Dryers, Electric Shavers, Kettles (LSEEW22-33)
  • Electronic Display Panels/Boards/Visual Display Units (LSEEW34)

4. Electrical and Electronic Tools:

  • Drills, Saws, Sewing Machines (EETW1-3)
  • Equipment for processing wood, metal, and other materials (EETW4)
  • Riveting/Nailing/Screwing Tools, Welding/Soldering Tools, Spraying/Spreading Equipment (EETW5-7)
  • Tools for mowing or gardening (EETW8)

5. Toys, Leisure, and Sports Equipment:

  • Electric Trains/Car Racing Sets (TLSEW1)
  • Handheld Video Games, Video Games, Sports Equipment with electric/electronic components, Coin Slot Machines (TLSEW2-6)

6. Medical Devices (excluding implanted and infected products):

  • Radiotherapy, Cardiology, Dialysis, Pulmonary Ventilator, Nuclear Medicine equipment (MDW1-5)
  • Laboratory Equipment for in vitro diagnosis, Analysers, MRI, PET, CT Scanners, Ultrasound Equipment (MDW6-8)
  • Fertilization Tests equipment and other appliances for medical purposes, excluding mobiles/tablets with sex selection features (MDW9-10)

7. Laboratory Instruments:

  • Gas Analysers and other equipment with electrical/electronic components (LIW1-2)

Frequently Asked Questions

60 to 90 days .

E-waste encompasses various electrical and electronic items, including solar panels, that are no longer in use and need proper management to protect our environment and resources.

The E-Waste Rules set out a comprehensive framework to prevent pollution, conserve resources, and promote responsible handling of electronic waste

Manufacturers Producers Refurbishers Recyclers

The definition of "manufacturer" under the rules covers any entity, including companies registered under the Companies Act 2013, factories under the Factories Act 1948, and small and medium enterprises as defined in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act 2006, that has facilities for producing the electrical and electronic equipment listed in the schedule I.

Under these rules, a "Producer" is any individual or entity who: Makes and sells electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) under their own brand: This includes components, consumables, parts, and spares. Sells assembled EEE under their own brand: Even if they didn't manufacture it themselves. Imports and sells EEE: This includes components, consumables, parts, and spares. Imports used EEE: Regardless of its brand or condition.

Refurbisher" is anyone who fixes or assembles used electronics (listed in Schedule-I) to extend their lifespan and sell them for their original purpose.

A "Recycler" is anyone who processes and recovers valuable materials from discarded electronics and their parts. This includes precious metals, rare earth elements, and other useful resources.

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