The company ELEKTRO RECYCLING, s. r. o. (“ER”) currently presents itself as a complex operator of waste produced from discarded electrical equipment in the Slovak Republic. It covers a whole range of waste recovery and is the holder of an authorisation for the treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment for all the categories listed in Annex 6 to Act No. 79/2015 Coll. on Waste. The ER´s waste management objectives are based primarily on achieving a high rate of recycling and re-use. In order to achieve the top recovery and recycling standards, it is necessary to use state-of-the-art and innovative technology. One of the ways of attaining these objectives is to obtain an output raw material (not waste) at the end of the entire waste recovery process, in which sorting technologies play a significant role. Those currently available on the market are designed so as to minimise impacts on each environmental sphere. The project implementation is directly linked to the market requirement within the entire territory of the Slovak Republic, as well as the requirements resulting from the legislation of the Slovak Republic and of the European Union. The European Waste Directive 2008/98/EC and related Article 2(5) of Act No. 79/2015 Coll. on Waste set out the conditions for the implementation of measures under which the end-of-waste status may occur in the recycling process and where waste may become a raw material. With the purchase of technological equipment for optical metal sorting it would be possible to reach the end-of-waste status in the company’s operation pursuant to Commission Regulation (EU) No. 715/2013 and Council Regulation (EU) No. 333/2011, thus increasing the company’s competitiveness also in areas other than electrical waste treatment.