Environmental Policies

Wyse RoHS and WEEE compliance and e-waste recycling program

The RoHS Directive stands for "the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment". This directive is only practiced in the European Union. A RoHS compliant product means that electrical and electronic equipment cannot contain more than maximum permitted levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) starting on July 1, 2006.

WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Recycling is an EU mandate that was implemented in 2003 and requires the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment waste in the European Union, this will soon become domestic law.

Wyse is complying with RoHS and WEEE requirements as identified below.

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliant products put on the market in the EU after July 1, 2006, should not contain more than the maximum permitted levels of the following chemicals:

  • lead
  • mercury
  • cadmium
  • hexavalent chromium
  • polybrominated biphenyls
  • polybrominated diphenyl ethers

Permitted levels are .01% by weight for cadmium, and .1% for the other substances.

Wyse is in compliance with the RoHS directive.

Producers may be required to present documentation that demonstrates that the levels of restricted substances in products are at or below the permitted levels for the above-listed substances. (No branding or specific marking is required on products to show compliance with the RoHS directive.)

WEEE Recycling

Product Marking

The following symbol will be placed on all Wyse products that are subject to the WEEE Recycling initiative:

WEEE mark

The symbol represents Wyse compliance with the European Standard EN 50419 indicating that the product meets WEEE requirements.

WEEE from Business Users (Non-Private Households)

Wyse products that are sold into the EU after August 13, 2005 will have an appointed recycling location in the EU and the costs are included in the product price.

Historic Waste Arising Before August 13, 2005

Wyse products purchased by the business user before August 13, 2005 are the responsibility of the end-user. Some products may be recycled by Wyse if a replacement product is being purchased from Wyse. In these cases, the business user is responsible for the collecting and transporting costs of WEEE waste to designated Wyse recycling centers.

See a list of Wyse products eligible for WEEE recycling »

Wyse Recycling Program

Wyse has partnered with Sims-Mirec to comprise a recycling program for all EU Wyse business users, in compliance with WEEE management for products put on the market after August 13, 2005

To assist obligated companies with this process, Sims Mirec’s dedicated electronics recycling operations offer a comprehensive pan-European service, based from 9 strategic locations alongside audited partner activities.

More information on Sims Mirec’s services »

Wyse shall abide by all WEEE Directive requirements in the treatment and recycling of any Wyse product that contributes to WEEE and historical waste in accordance with EU member states.

Recycling Requests

Qualifying WEEE products can be recycled by filling out a request form, the following links provide the necessary applications to do so. You will need to retrieve an RMA number as well as authorization approval from Wyse before you can return any product for recycling.


Information of where to return product for recycling will be provided with your RMA number.


Please contact your Wyse sales representative if you have any questions regarding the information in this document. For more information contact