WEEE Directive – Canon and the WEEE Directive

The European Union (EU) Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive (“Directive”) is part of national law in each EU member state. It is also applied in EEA countries – Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It aims to reduce the impact of waste electronics on the environment.

As a manufacturer of electronic products, Canon provides for the collection and treatment of WEEE in each EU country where we have a national sales office, in line with the Directive.

Our customers can return used Canon equipment to a designated collection site or return it on a like-for-like basis when buying new equipment.

Information for customers – EU and EEA
The symbol below indicates that a product is not to be disposed of with household waste, according to the Directive and each country’s national law.


The product should be handed in at a designated collection point or to an authorised collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible negative impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. At the same time, the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective use of natural resources.

Further information
For more information about where to drop waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local city office, waste authority, approved WEEE scheme or your household waste disposal service.

Canon’s toner cartridge recycling programme
Canon also operates its own WEEE-compliant toner cartridge recycling programme. For more information visit our cartridge recycling website.

Information for treatment and recycling facilities
In line with the Directive, Canon has made information available to treatment and recycling facilities on the various electrical and electronic equipment components and materials that are contained in our products, including any hazardous substances.

REACH Regulation
Batteries Directive
ISO 9001
Sustainability Reports
Canon Europe sustainability report