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Collection and Recycling Arrangements for PerkinElmer Customers in Spain

Under the Spanish Royal Decree 208/2005 on Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Management of its Waste which came into force on August 13th 2005, for equipment that you buy from PerkinElmer after August 13th 2005, PerkinElmer is required to finance the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) that your new purchase replaces, on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. The old equipment that your new purchase from PerkinElmer replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the Decree, PerkinElmer is also required to finance the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from PerkinElmer after August 13th 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as new WEEE.

PerkinElmer products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as PerkinElmer is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products PerkinElmer 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 are:

  • You pay for transportation of your WEEE to PerkinElmer’s appointed recycler in Spain.
  • PerkinElmer pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the Decree
  • PerkinElmer pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the General Directorate of Quality and Environmental Assessment of the Ministry of the Environment to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the Decree

PerkinElmer is a member of a compliance scheme in Spain run by ‘Recyclia‘, which will handle the legal obligations for collecting and recycling WEEE via the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN).

If you have waste electrical or electronic PerkinElmer equipment that you wish to dispose of, EARN can arrange free take-back of your WEEE within Spain.

For further information or to arrange a WEEE collection, please contact EARN directly by email:

Please include your name, address and contact data such as telephone number and email, and details on the waste equipment (type of product, brand and total weight). Without this data, EARN won’t be able to process your request.

Important Information

Any equipment likely to be contaminated MUST be certified as clean and free from contamination by following the recommended decontamination procedure prior to collection.

WEEE Reporting Recycling Data for PerkinElmer Electrical and Electronic Equipment in Spain

Under Article 11 of Decree 208/2005, PerkinElmer must provide annual information of the quantities and categories of electrical and electronic equipment put on the market, reused, recycled and recovered within Spain.