In addition to the regular collection sites, much waste electrical and electronic equipment is collected via the E-waste Race. The E-waste Race is a competition between schools in a region to collect as much electronic waste as possible from people in the neighbourhood over four weeks. Every year, Weee Nederland offers some of the Dutch municipalities and schools the opportunity to participate on behalf of manufacturers. In 2019, 231 teams from different schools participated. During the races in 2019, 478,562 devices were collected.
Waste from businesses
By law, local authorities must designate at least 1 site where businesses can deposit equipment which, in terms of type and quantity, is comparable to WEEE from private households. As regards e-waste from businesses - which can differ from domestic e-waste physically and in terms of quantity - there are still few facilities for businesses to deposit it locally. In the joint campaign “Heel Holland Recyclet” (All of Holland is Recycling, October 2019) the NVRD called attention to this regulation. In response to this, Weee Nederland is calling on local authorities which still make no provision for this to make appropriate arrangement, so that more raw materials will also be salvaged in 2020.