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In Danish Producer Responsibility (DPA), our purpose is to develop and operate the statutory, national producer register. We have gathered a collection of relevant documents and articles where you can search out detailed information. For example, you can search for procedures or guidelines, notes from the authorities, statutory texts, or Danish and EU related reports and articles.

Scoping of equipment covered by WEEE legislation

The document describes how to assess whether EEE and associated equipment is in scope and thereby covered by legislation on producer responsibility. EPR-schemes. The document describes the directions behind DPAs assessments. The ideas of modularization, compact integration and assembled products are described. as well as components, spare parts and and retail parts.

DPA-guidelines, DPA, 2022

Allocation scheme – calculation principles (WEEE)

This document describes procedures and formulas used in DPA to calculate the share of WEEE allocated to each producer. The distribution of WEEE from households is referred to as “the allocation scheme” and concerns geografical allocation of WEEE to be collected by the collective schemes on municipal collection sites.

DPA-guidelines, 2022

Economic implications of producer responsibility (BAT)

This document describes the various economic implications the producer can meet: Fees to DPA, costs in relation to collection and recycling, information campaigns and marking of products, membership of collective schemes, payment to SKAT for portable batteries and design of products.

DPA-guidelines, DPA, 2022

Administrative procedure for communication under the allocation scheme (WEEE, BAT)

Description of the administrative procedures in connection to the allocation of waste from electric and electronic equipment and portable batteries. Allocation is also called annual shift on 1 September. The document focusses on responsibility, duties and guidelines for cooperation between relevant parties (producers, local authorities, minicipal waste management companies, collection sites, operators) and on procedures for supplying and collecting equipment.

DPA-guidelines, DPA, 2022

Definition of producers and importers (WEEE)

This document describes, how to decide whether or not a business is subject to producer responsibility for EEE in Denmark. It is the first level of the distribution chain in DK who has the responsibility. Foreign companies can only register if dealing in distance sales (eg. Internet sales). The rules apply for both producers as well as importers. Registration requires a VAT no. (CVR no.)

DPA-guidelines, 2022

Marking of products (BAT)

Batteries and accumulators are covered by 3 types of marking demands: Crossed-out whelled bin symbol, the chemical symbols for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg) or cadmium (Cd) (within certain limits) and an indication of capacity. In addition, producers and importers must inform users about management of waste batteries. The document contains a standard text for this information, created and approved by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency.

DPA-guidelines, DPA, 2022

Categorization of products (BAT)

Scope of batteries and accumulators covered by legislation. The purpose is to provide guidelines in correct categorisation during registration. From 1 January 2009 batteries have been covered by stand-alone legislation. The document shows a decision tree and describes exemptions. Categories are: portable, industrial and automotive batteries. Substance groups: Button cells (Zinc / Mercury oxide / Silver oxide), Lead acid, Nickel Cadmium (NiCd)

DPA-guidelines, DPA, 2022

Guidelines for Registration and Annual Reporting

This document describes how and which data to be reported in connection with registration of a new producer or importer. It is also explained which data to be reported annually to DPA-System in the annual reporting period from 1 January to 31 March. A guide for the Danish producer responsibility register.

DPA-guidelines, 2022