EPR stands for extended producer responsibility. Extended producer responsibility is the responsibility of every producer producing electrical or electronic equipment’s to move or shift the e-waste to an authorized dismantler or recycler to ensure environmentally sound management of such waste. It is approved and authorized by Central pollution control board (CPCB) whose main responsibility is to grant, renew or refuse EPR and provide authorization to producers of electrical or electronic equipment’s. EPR concept is introduced to support improved collection, recycling & treatment of waste.
EPR authorization is mandatory and must be obtained by all the producers including importers, e-retailers/online sellers such as e-bay, Flipkart, Amazon etc. for electrical and electronic equipment’s covered in e-waste. A producer can implement its EPR by setting collection centers or through take back system or both for moving or shifting e-waste/end of life products to authorized dismantler’s or recycler’s.
In order to move or shift the e-waste, producers need to make preparations by associating themselves with authorized dismantler’s/recycler’s individually or collectively or through a producer responsibility organization (PR0).
These rules are applicable to every producer, consumer or bulk consumer, collection center, dismantler & recycler of e-waste involved in the manufacturing, purchase, sale and processing of electrical & electronic equipment’s mentioned in Schedule-1.
What Is Included In Our Package?
Documents Required for EPR Authorization
For proprietary concern
Proprietor/authorized signatory KYC
For private/public limited company
All the above listed documents
Rent/lease/proof of the site.
Certificate of incorporation
Company’s PAN card
Memorandum of association (MOA)
Excel sheet containing details of items imported
Board declaration for authorized signatory
EPR (E-waste) product list
The below given product list contains product name, product code and its average life. List of products that are covered under EPR registration are as follows –
Product category (Electrical & electronic equipment)
|Sr. No||Product category (Electrical & electronic equipment)||EEE Code||Average Life|
|1||Information technology and telecommunication equipment|
|Centralized data processing:||ITEW1|
|2||Personal Computing: Personal Computers (Central Processing Unit with input and output devices)||ITEW2||6 Years|
|3||Personal Computing: Laptop Computer(Central Processing Unit with input and output devices)||ITEW3||5 Years|
|4||Personal Computing: Notebook Computers||ITEW4||5 Years|
|5||Personal Computing: Notepad Computers||ITEW5||5 Years|
|6||Printers including cartridges||ITEW6||10 Years|
|7||Copying equipment||ITEW7||8 Years|
|8||Electrical and electronic typewriters||ITEW8||5 Years|
|9||User terminals and systems||ITEW9||6 Years|
|13||Pay telephones||ITEW13||9 Years|
|14||Cordless telephones||ITEW14||9 Years|
|15||Cellular telephones :||ITEW15|
|Feature phones||7 Years|
|Smart phones||5 Years|
|16||Answering systems||ITEW16||5 Years|
Consumer electrical and electronics
|Sr. No||Categories of electrical and electronic Equipment||EEE Code||Average Life|
|1||Television sets (including sets based on Liquid Crystal Display and Light Emitting Diode technology)||CEEW1||9 Years|
|3||Washing Machine||CEEW3||9 Years|
|4||Air-conditioners excluding centralized air conditioning plants||CEEW4||10 Years|
|5||Fluorescent and other Mercury containing lamps||CEEW5||2 Years|
Role of Producer responsibility organization (PRO)
Procedure of ERP Registration
- In the first step, the producer or manufacturer, dismantler, recycler, refurbisher of the electrical & electronic equipment’s needs to submit its application online to central pollution control board (CPCB), state pollution control board along with all the required documents. You can also submit your application by filling the hard copy of Form-I along with the required documents. You must check all your documents before submitting it to CPCB & state pollution control board.
- In the second step, Central pollution control board (CPCB) and state pollution control board checks & verifies the application form as well as the documents within 25 days from the date of application received.
- After checking and verifying the form as well as the documents, if CPCB and state pollution control board satisfied with the submitted application comprises of application form, documents as well as the extended producer responsibility plan, they grants authorization for the same in form no. 1 (AA) within a period of 120 days from the date of application received. The EPR authorization is valid for a period of 5 years.