The term of electrical and electronic equipment applies to any device which is electrically powered or uses the electrical power or electromagnetic field: from the electrical lighters through washers, dryers, freezers, electric drills, mowers to computers. You cannot throw out the used equipment because you can pay up to 500PLN fine.
According to the Act of the 29th of July 2005 which regulates the mater of the used electric and electronic equipment the consumer can deliver it to communes points of collection of used equipment, that are communal organizational units which collect and deposit communal wastes. You can also leave it in store with domestic appliances which are obligated to receive from their clients the used equipment absolutely free and in the amount equal to sell amount of the new equipment.
But the stores are not obliged to receive the equipment at its own costs. The hope for changing that situation is in the European Union requirement, which says that from 2008 in Poland per every citizen 4kg of used consumer scrap should be collected. Perhaps then the used equipment will become enough attractive to the collectors that they will start to encourage people for returns.