Cables and Wires
Cables and Wires – NS: 1504

Should contain

  • All types of cables and wires.

Should not contain

  • Packaging waste
  • Other type of waste


Cables and wires are electrical and electronic waste (WEEE) and should be sorted as a separate waste stream. Some types may contain materials, substances, and pollutants that classify them as hazardous waste. In the event of doubt, the origin, type of cable, and pollution must be documented.


Cables and wires are collected and delivered in cages, pallets with frames, by agreement with the carrier. Larger quantities of cables and wires can be collected in containers. During collection and transport, WEEE must be handled in such a way that there is no risk of pollution or harm to humans or animals, and in such a way that the possibility of proper remediation is not impaired.


The eletronic waste (WEEE) is transported  from the collection point to an apporoved treatment facility for cables and wires, where it is sanitized in accordance with the requirements of Waste Regutalions,  Chapter 1, Avfallsforskriften 1. kap.


Steel, metals, and cables are separated from the eletronic waste (WEEE) and recycled into raw materials. Plastic and liquids are energy recycling.


A non-conformance fee and sorting hours are charged if the eletronic waste (WEEE) is not delivered as described above or if it is crushed upon delivery.

Referral regulations

The eletronic waste (WEEE) is covered by a return system regulated in the Waste Regulations, Chapter 1. Avfallsforskriften 1. kap.  Importers and producers of WEEE-products are obliged to be members of a return company. The Waste Regulations, Chapter 11, Avfallsforskriften 11. kap. farlig avfall, hazardous waste, regulates the handling of waste types containing hazardous components.

WEEE contains a number of hazardous substances and components, some of which are focused environmental pollutants and listed on the priority list and the OBS list (see also

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