Slovak legislation

  • Act No. 79/2015 Coll. on Waste, and on amendments to certain acts

  • Decree of the Ministry of Environment of SR No. 365/2015 Coll. Establishing the Waste Catalogue

  • Decree of the Ministry of Environment of SR No. 366/2015 Coll. on Record-keeping and reporting obligations

  • Decree of the Ministry of Environment of SR No. 371/2015 Coll. Implementing certain provisions of the Waste Act

  • Decree of the Ministry of Environment of SR No. 372/2015 Coll. on Landfills and temporary storage of metallic mercury

  • Decree of the Ministry of Environment of SR No. 373/2015 Coll. on Extended producer responsibility and management of specified waste streams

  • Decree of the Ministry of Environment of SR No. 465/2013 Coll. on Technical requirements for electrical and electronic equipment

  • Act No. 17/2004 Coll. on Waste disposal charges

  • Act No. 127/2006 Coll. on Persistent organic compounds

  • Act No. 582/2004 Coll. on Local taxes and local fees for municipal waste and minor construction waste
  • Act No. 185/2001 Coll., on Waste

  • Decree No. 352/2005 Coll., on Particulars of Handling Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

  • Communication of the Ministry of Finance on the accounting and tax regime of financing management of electrical and electronic equipment

  • Decree No. 376/2001 Coll., on Evaluation of Hazardous Properties of Waste

  • Decree No. 383/2001 Coll., on Details of Waste Management

  • Decree No. 170/2010 Coll., on Batteries and Rechargeable Batteries

European legislation

  • Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

  • Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS)

RoHS Directive

Producers shall ensure that EEE placed on the market, including cables and spare parts for its repair, its reuse, updating of its functionalities or upgrading of its capacity does not contain the below mentioned substances. No more than the following maximum concentration value by weight in homogeneous materials shall be tolerated:

  • Lead (0,1 %)

  • Mercury (0,1 %)

  • Cadmium (0,01 %)

  • Hexavalent chromium (0,1 %)

  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) (0,1 %)

  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) (0,1 %)

Categories of EEE covered by the RoHS Directive:

  1. Large household appliances

  2. SSmall household appliances

  3. IT and telecommunications equipment

  4. Consumer equipment

  5. Lighting equipment

  6. Electrical and electronic tools

  7. Toys, leisure and sports equipment

  8. Medical devices

  9. Monitoring and control instruments including industrial monitoring and control instruments

  10. Automatic dispensers

  11. Other EEE not covered by any of the categories above

The RoHS Directive does not apply to:

  1. Equipment which is necessary for the protection of the essential interests of the security of the Slovak Republic, including arms, munitions and war material intended for specifically military purposes;

  2. Equipment designed to be sent into space;

  3. Equipment which is specifically designed, and is to be installed, as part of another type of equipment that is excluded or does not fall within the scope of this Directive, which can fulfil its function only if it is part of that equipment, and which can be replaced only by the same specifically designed equipment;

  4. Large-scale stationary industrial tools;

  5. Large-scale fixed installations;

  6. Means of transport for persons or goods, excluding electric two-wheel vehicles which are not type-approved;

  7. Non-road mobile machinery made available exclusively for professional use;

  8. actActive implantable medical devices;

  9. Photovoltaic panels intended to be used in a system that is designed, assembled and installed by professionals for permanent use at a defined location to produce energy from solar light for public, commercial, industrial and residential applications;

  10. Equipment specifically designed solely for the purposes of research and development only made available on a business-to-business basis.

Marking of EEE

Marking of EEE in compliance with the RoHS directive:

All EEE and BaA must be marked with the graphic symbol of a crossed-out waste bin, which indicating separate collection. The symbol must be printed visibly, legibly and indelibly.