Link up to collective scheme
If you have chosen to comply with your producer responsibility individually and you have placed products for use in households or portable batteries on the market in a certain quantity you may be allocated with take-back of waste electronics and portable batteries from municipal collection sites, just like businesses affiliated to a collective scheme.
This means that for a period of twelve months and within a specific geographical area your business must comply with its take-back obligation by picking up a proportionate share of waste electronics per category or portable batteries corresponding to the products you have placed on the market. This take-back obligation is called the ‘allocation’.
DPA notifies on allocation
As soon as DPA can see in the calculation of the allocation that individual compliers can be allocated with a take-back obligation in a municipality the business in question is notified.
Assuming collection and ensuring environmental treatment of end-of-life electronics or portable batteries is a very challenging task in terms of administration, logistics, and communication. Therefore, most businesses choose to join a collective scheme.
A collective scheme is an offer for each individual producer to carry out, among others, the take-back obligation. This is done against payment. The recovery of waste electronics often generates revenues, so it is recommended that the producer negotiates with the collective scheme when entering a membership agreement.
The final allocation is published by DPA on 1 June, so allocated businesses must have settled the organisation of their take-back obligation before that date.
How to do it:
When you have chosen a collective scheme, the affiliation is created in the producer register as follows:
- Log into DPA
- Choose menu item: “Category selection and reporting” and ”Collective schemes”
- Off every category you choose the collective scheme in the drop-down list. Click Save.
Now the collective scheme will receive a request that it can accept. If the collective scheme accepts the request, the official link to this collective scheme has been established.