Applications for supplier registration and endorsement of seller's removal service plan started on 1 January 2024

The Legislative Council passed the Product Eco-responsibility (Amendment) Bill 2023 on 18 October 2023 for enhancing the Producer Responsibility Scheme on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WPRS).   The enhanced WPRS will have its scope expanded and the requirement of recycling label removed, both of which will take effect on 1 July 2024.

The expanded scope of the WPRS will cover the following new regulated electrical equipment (REE):

(i)        refrigerators with rated storage volume up to 900 litres;
(ii)       washing machines with rated washing capacity up to 15 kg;
(iii)      stand-alone tumble dryers;
(iv)      dehumidifiers

Suppliers and sellers, who will distribute the above-mentioned new REE starting from 1 July 2024, shall respectively register with and apply for endorsement of removal service plan to the Environmental Protection Department (EPD). Applications are now open for submission to the EPD. The arrangement will be as follows:

Affected parties Required forms
Existing Registered Supplier Apply for Change of Information using Form REE-1 and submit relevant documents
New supplier Register as Registered Supplier using Form REE-1 and submit relevant documents. For details please refer to “Application for registration as registered suppliers
Existing seller with endorsed removal service plan Apply for change to endorsed Removal Service Plan using Form REE-6, and submit relevant documents (if applicable)
New seller Apply for Endorsement of Removal Service Plan using Form REE-5, and submit relevant documents. For details please refer to “Application for endorsement of removal service plan

Application documents for registration of suppliers of REE and endorsement of sellers' removal service plans have been uploaded to this website.  Prospective applicants are advised to read the relevant documents and start preparing the forms, information and supporting documents required for the applications. Suppliers and sellers are encouraged to submit relevant application through the Regulated Electrical Equipment Information Management System (REEIMS). You may also submit to the EPD by post (21/F, High Block, Queensway Government Offices, No. 66 Queensway, Hong Kong (Title: WPRS)).

If you have any enquiry, please contact Mr. Alex Tam at 2867 2091.