1. Bulk Consumer- ‘Bulk Consumer’ refers to Bulk users of electrical and electronic equipment, such as Central Government or State Government Departments, public sector undertakings, banks, educational institutions, multinational organizations, international agencies, partnerships, and public or private companies registered under the Factories Act, 1948 or The Companies Act, 2013.
2. Collection Centre-'Collection center' means a center or a collection point, or both, established by a producer individually or as a group to collect e-waste for the purpose of channeling the e-waste to a recycler and to play the role specified in the Extended Producer Responsibility authorization granted to the producer, as well as having facilities in accordance with the Central Pollution Control Board's guidelines, including the collation of e-waste.
3. E-waste- 'E-waste' refers to electrical and electronic equipment that has been dumped as garbage by a single person or a group of people, as well as rejects from production, refurbishing, and repair procedures.
4. Manufacturer- A person, an entity, or a company as defined in the Companies Act, 2013, a factory as defined in the Factories Act, 1948, or a Small and Medium Enterprise as defined in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (27 of 2006) that has facilities for the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment is referred to as a manufacturer.
5. Recycler- Any individual who engages in the recycling and reprocessing of waste electrical and electronic equipment, assemblies, or components and has facilities as defined in the Central Pollution Control Board's recommendations is referred to as a "recycler."
6. Refurbisher- For the purposes of these rules, "refurbisher" refers to any company or undertaking registered under the Factories Act of 1948 or the Companies Act of 1956, or both, or a district industries center that refurbishes used electrical and electronic equipment.
As per the instruction of Government of India, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has drafted the rules for the management of E-waste and published theses rules on 10th day of June 2015. Every dealer, e-retailer, refurbisher, dismantler, manufacturer, producer, consumer, bulk consumer, collection centres and recycler involved in the manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, collection, storage, and processing of e-waste or electrical and electronic equipment listed in Schedule I, as well as their components, consumables, parts, and spares that keep the product operational, must comply with the E-waste Management Rules 2016.
E-Waste Management Rules 2016, does not apply to the following:-
1. used lead acid batteries as defined under the Act's Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001;
2. Micro enterprises as stated in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Development Act, 2006 and
3. Radio-active wastes as come under the purview of under the Atomic Energy Act, 1962