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In English Prentvæn útgáfa Senda í tölvupóst

RR-SKIL was established in 2008 as a non-profit take back system. It is an Icelandic scheme for environmentally safe treatment and disposal of all waste of electrical and electronic equipment –WEEE. The aim of the EU WEEE Directive and consequent Icelandic legislation is to encourage producers and importers to manufacture products that meet the highest environmental standards, to restrict waste volumes, and to increase reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment. Underlying this aim is the simple concept of the polluter-pays principle.

NEW!  From 1 January 2012 local producers and importers of EEE have to register with The Environment Agency of Iceland and pay initial fee for the registration.  An annual fee to the agency has also been initiated from the same time.  This is handled by the take back systems such as RR-SKIL.  The law No.55/2003 was amended 2011 and stipulate that from 1 January 2012 a license number obtained from The Environment Agency of Iceland when registering and paying annual fee will be necessary to complete customs papers.   

Legislation and rules

Icelandic legislation:

  • Law on waste. Act no. 55/2003 and consequent amendments 2008,2009 and 2011
  • Producer liability for electronic waste. Act 73/2008
  • Regulation on ee-waste. MoE regulation 1104/2008

Members of the Board of RR-SKIL:

Hlíðar Thor Hreinsson, Heimilistæki, Chairman Þetta tölvupóstfang er varið gegn ruslpóstsþjörkum, Þú verður að hafa JavaScript virkt til að sjá það.

Jon Bjarni Gunnarsson, Federation of Industries Þetta tölvupóstfang er varið gegn ruslpóstsþjörkum, Þú verður að hafa JavaScript virkt til að sjá það.

Jongeir Andersen, Opin kerfi  jongeir at ok.is

Kristjan Pall Hrafnkelsson, Johan Rönning Þetta tölvupóstfang er varið gegn ruslpóstsþjörkum, Þú verður að hafa JavaScript virkt til að sjá það.

Stefan Eiriksson, Norvik Þetta tölvupóstfang er varið gegn ruslpóstsþjörkum, Þú verður að hafa JavaScript virkt til að sjá það.



Director: Sigurdur Jonsson    Þetta tölvupóstfang er varið gegn ruslpóstsþjörkum, Þú verður að hafa JavaScript virkt til að sjá það.


Declaration regarding membership:

The Members register is updated concurrently and may be regarded as a confirmation that the companies registered there have fulfilled their producers liability with regard to the WEEE-legislation listed above.  RR-SKIL is currently the largest licensed collection and recovery system for electrical and electronic waste in Iceland.  Reports according to the law 55/2003 are submitted annually to the WEEE-committee (Steering Committee) overseeing the recovery systems for WEEE.  


Recycling Fees

Under the tab "Gjaldskrá" on the front page the current fees are shown in Icelandic and English.  Members pay recycling fees that are based on information obtained from the customs office about member's import. 



THE ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION OF RR-SKIL (unauthorized translation)


Article 1

The name of the association is RR-SKIL, hereafter named „the association“. The registered office of the association is in Reykjavik.


Article 2

The objective of the association is to operate a recycling system for importers and producers of electrical and electronic equipment in conformity to law on waste management No. 55/2003. For this purpose the association runs an office and takes care of transport and recycling of electrical and electronic waste on behalf of its members who are producers or importers against payment of fee as is described further in these articles of association. Income shall as a rule be higher than expenditure.

Article 3

In accordance with the objective of the association the following shall be the main tasks:

a)> bear costs of facilities for waste electrical and electronic equipment from homes at the collection stations,

b)> secure collection and acceptance of WEEE from collection stations and in cooperation with collectors all over the country,

c)> secure processing of WEEE by companies that have valid licenses,

d)> bear costs of collecting, accepting and storing and processing of the total quantity of WEEE that equals the market share of producers and importers that are members of the association.


Article 4

Companies or other parties, individuals or firms that are either producers or importers of electrical or electronic equipments as those concepts are explained in article 3 of laws on waste management No. 55/2003, or associations of such parties can become members of the association.

Article 5

Membership applications must be on a written application form. The applicants signature confirms that he has read the articles of the association and accepts to follow them as well as all rightful decisions of the board concerning payment of the fees and also those rules that the board may decide at any time . He also agrees that RR-SKIL may obtain information from official sources abyt imports and/or production af the members in order to determine his recycling fees. 

Upon request each member shall provide the association with information before 1 February annually about the sales during the past year of electrical and electronic equipment that fall under III. chapter of the Law on waste management No.55/2003 and are stated in Appendix I of the law. The report must be of the format stipulated by the association and must also include information about how the member advises on collection, reuse and recycling of sold equipment. Upon request from the association the member must provide verification of the accuracy of his report.

The board of the association can also make it a prerequisite for membership of certain applicants that the concerned party provide security that is deemed sufficient by the board to ensure the financial obligations of the member with the association.

Article 6

The responsibility of producers and importers of electrical and electronic equipment as stated in the law on waste management No. 55/2003 includes that they shall finance storing and processing of WEEE from homes. In order to do this each member pays recycling fees to the association. The fees shall be the same for all members and in proportion to the market share of the member concerned. The association calculates the recycling fees for each member and collects those. The board of the association determines the amount of the fees and how those are to be collected. New members pay recycling fees from the month that is passing when they join the association as they have prior to that been members of another recycling system or are starting production or imports of electrical or electronic equipments. If not then they shall pay fees based on their production or imports for the last six months. 

Article 7

Cancellation of membership must be in a written form and 2 months prior to end of month when it takes effect. Cancellation does not change the obligation to pay recycling fees for the month when the cancellation takes effect. In case of cancellation already paid dues to the association will not be refunded. From the time that cancellation or expulsion of member takes effect the association does not any longer accept responsibility that the member concerned fulfils the requirements of the laws on waste management No. 55/2003. The Steering committee on waste electrical and electronic equipment will be informed about cancellation or expulsion of a member.

Article 8

The board of the association can with 2/3 of the votes decide to expel a member from the association in certain cases, such as when a serious breach is made against the interests and the objectives of the association, breach of those articles of association or serious breach of laws of the land. If a member does not pay his dues to the association on due dates or does not provide the necessary information on time in order to determine his recycling fees, the concerned member will be expelled. In such instances the association shall send the member concerned a written warning to the address that the member has given the association. In the warning must be mentioned that the member will be expelled within a month from the beginning of the next month without further warning if the debt will not be paid by then.


Article 9

The annual meeting shall be held not later than in April each year. Invitation to the meeting shall be made in a secure way at least 14 days prior to the meeting. An agenda shall accompany the invitation as well as proposals on changes on the articles of association if any. The annual meeting is lawful if it is announced in accordance with the articles of association of RR-SKIL.

The board can invite to ordinary meetings of the members with at least 14 days notice. In the invitation the agenda for the meeting shall be stated.

Article 10

All members that have paid the initial fee are entitled to attend meetings of the association, make proposals and vote. Votes shall correspond to paid recycling fees during last accounting year and the association shall at the end of every year make a voting register that take effect 1 March each year. The voting registry shall not be made published for members but each member will only get information about his own votes. The vote registry shall be verified by the director and the legal auditor of the association. Each 1.000 kr. in paid recycling fee corresponds to one vote but payments of older debts will not be counted for votes. A member can give another member proxy to exercise his voting rights. Votes shall be made by raise of hands except if proposals for written voting are made.

Article 11

The chairman of the board chairs the annual meeting or appoints a chairman. Chairman of the meeting appoints a secretary to write minutes of the meeting.Minutes of the meeting shall be written and describe the proceedings and be signed by chairman and secretary and sent to members.

Article 12

The agenda of the annual meeting shall be as follows:

1. Report of the board.

2. Annual accounts

3. Elections of chairman and four members of the board and decision on their honorarium.

4. Election of a legal auditor

5. Current year‘s budget

6. Changes of articles of association

7. A.O.B.

The order of the agenda can be changed by majority consent of the annual meeting.


Article 13

The board of the association comprises a chairman and 4 board-members that are elected on an annual meeting for one year at a time. Members of the board are elected personally. Chairman shall be elected separately but other board-members together. If there are more candidates to the board than equals the number of board-members election shall be in writing and on one voting-sheet. Each member with voting rights can elect as many candidates as the number of seats on the board that are available, but it is allowed to vote for fewer candidates. Majority of votes decides who will become board-members, but in case of equal votes a throw of dice decides the outcome. There shall not be more than one representative of a member on the board and members should also try to have the board reflect the various electrical and electronic groups as stated in Appendix I in the law of waste management No.55/2003. New board will distribute tasks among itself.

Article 14

The board has the highest power in the matters of the association between annual meetings. It shall meet as often as is necessary and the chairman decides. If a board-member requests a meeting of the board, a meeting shall be called and convened. Meetings of the board shall be announced in a secure way and with at least 7 days notice except if necessity requires. It is permitted to convene board-meetings with the help of electrical communication devices. The board is in order if at least three board-members attend a meeting. A single majority determines decisions. In case of equal votes the chairman‘s vote determines the voting.

Article 15

The board of the association shall recruit a director to carry out daily operations of the association. The director shall have right to be present at all meetings in the association except if members decide otherwise in a given meeting.

Article 16

Majority of the board is authorized to obligate the association with their signatures. The Director of the association is given power of attorney to obligate the association for its daily operations.


Article 17

Board-members and members shall not have access to information about the market share or sales of goods that are sent to the association for determining the recycling fees. The director, legal auditor and other personnel of the association who because of their work have access to information about the market share of members shall sign a statement of confidentiality when recruited concerning this information.


Article 18

The accounting year of the association is the calendar year. The accounts shall be audited by a legal auditor elected by the annual meeting of the association. The accounts shall be put to the annual meeting for acceptance.


Article 19

Proposal for changes of the articles of association must reach the board in due time in order to be introduced in the invitation to the annual meeting, as stated in article 9. Decisions on changes must be taken at an annual meeting and for a proposal to pass at least 2/3 of those attending must accept it.

Articles 20

Proposal about termination of the association must be processed in the same way as changes of the articles of association. If a decision is made on the end of the association then the annual meeting must also decide what to do with the own capital of the association. Such a decision shall be guided by the view that the assets be distributed to members in relation with payments of recycling fees during last year. The annual meeting shall also elect a return committee to finalize commitments of the association and distribute assets in accordance to the aforementioned decision of the annual meeting.

Article 21

These articles of association were accepted by the inaugural meeting of RR-SKIL on 10 July 2008. They become effective at once. Changes to the articles of association made at the annual meeting on 3 March 2009, and 8 May 2013.