Protect the environment from E-waste

1. What is E-waste?

E-waste means electrical and electronic equipment, whole or in part discarded as waste by the consumer or bulk consumer as well as rejects from manufacturing, refurbishment and repair processes and the products which have attained their s end of life as per the Guidelines issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

The e-waste Rules apply to all electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) listed in Schedule 1 (this includes Air Conditioners also) [Attached below], including their components and consumables which are part of the product at the time of discarding.

2. Guidance on disposal:

In India, E-Waste (Management) Rules 2016 have been notified by the Central Government which have replaced the E-Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011. Daikin stands committed to implement these revised E-Waste Rules. Daikin has entered into an arrangement with authorized e-waste recycler for facilitating our Channel partners/customers/Bulk consumer to enable them to dispose off the e-waste products after its end-of-life products or otherwise and also defective spare parts.

In this process, the channel partners/customers/Bulk Consumer may get in touch with our Call Centre (1800-102-9300 & 1800-22-9300) and we would be happy to assist you in channelization of the E-waste. Daikin works closely with all consumer durable supply chains including authorized service providers, distributors, merchandiser’s customers, and the recycling industry.

We urge our Channel partners/Consumers/Bulk Consumer to contribute towards conservation and prevention of environment from potential problems by a simple action — the proper depositing of their old consumer durable products, its accessories or defective spares.

3. Average Life of Electrical and Electronics Equipments

Sr. No. Categories of electrical and electronic equipment EEE Code Average Life
i. Information technology and telecommunication equipment    
Centralized data processing: ITEW1  
Mainframe 10 Years
Minicomputer 5 Years
Personal Computing: Personal Computers (Central Processing Unit with input and output devices) ITEW2 6 Years
Personal Computing: Laptop Computers(Central Processing Unit with input and output devices) ITEW3 5 Years
Personal Computing: Notebook Computers ITEW4 5 Years
Personal Computing: Notepad Computers ITEW5 5 Years
Printers including cartridges ITEW6 10 Years
Copying equipment ITEW7 8 Years
Electrical and electronic typewriters ITEW8 5 Years
User terminals and systems ITEW9 6 Years
Facsimile ITEW10 10 Years
Telex ITEW11 5 Years
Telephones ITEW12 9 Years
Pay telephones ITEW13 9 Years
Cordless telephones ITEW14 9 Years
Cellular telephones ITEW15  
Feature phones 7 Years
Smart phones 5 Years
Answering systems ITEW16 5 Years
ii. Consumer electrical and electronics:    
Television sets (including sets based on (Liquid Crystal Display and Light Emitting Diode technology) CEEW1 9 Years
Refrigerator CEEW2 10 Years
Washing Machine CCEW3 9 Years
Air-conditioners excluding centralized air conditioning plants CCEW4 10 Years
Fluorescent and other Mercury containing lamps CEEW5 2 Years

4. Don't dump Electrical and Electronic Products in Garbage Bins


4.1. DO'S & DONT'S


Run And Maintain The Air Conditioner As Per The Instructions Given In The Operation / Instruction Manual
Ensure That An Authorised Person Repairs Your Air Conditioner
Call Our Local Authorised Dealer Or Our Toll Free Number To Dispose Your Air Conditioner
Contact An Authorised Dealer In Case Of Installation Or DE-INSTALLATION
Consult Our Local Authorised Dealer Or Our Toll Free Number On The Life Span Of The Air Conditioner


Do Not Try To Repair Your Air Conditioner On Your Own
Do Not Sell Or Dispose Your Air Conditioner Or Parts To An Unauthorised Kabbadi Wala / Scrap Dealer/ Rag Pickers
Do Not Dismantle Your Air Conditioner On Your Own
Do Not Get Your Air Conditioner Or Any Parts Repaired By An Unauthorised Person
Do Not Dispose Off The E-WASTE In Landfills
Do Not Use The Air Conditioner As Furniture After Its Use


1800-102-9300 / 1800-22-9300 (Customer Contact Centre)

For further information visit at:
Ministry of Environment & Forests (MOEF)

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)


5. Mark at Name plate & Operation manual

Customer Support Information: Give A Missed Call: @ 9210188999, Call Our Customer Contact Centre: 011-40319300 / 1860 180 3900 or Write To Us at: cs@daikinindia.com