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Batteries collected

Quantities of batteries collected

Quantities of batteries collected from municipalities along with total quantities collected broken down on industrial batteries, automotive batteries, and portable batteries per collection route and year - and developments over time.

Batteries collected per type and collection route

ÅrKategoriKommunal indsamlingKollektiv indsamlingProducent indsamlingTotal
2020Bærbare batterier2535.144111.8797.7162654.739
2020Industri batterier03906.891139.6845046.574
2020Bil batterier05535.4322791.7178327.149
2021Bærbare batterier2508.33111.3390.9172620.586
2021Industri batterier07146.5071792.3258938.832
2021Bil batterier05555.64270.3225625.964
2019Bærbare batterier2167.58679.7671.5062248.859
2019Bil batterier09539.0662781.0812320.146
2019Industri batterier06496.2791299.4447795.723
2017Bærbare batterier1893.74562.326.9411982.986
2017Industri batterier08134.4021195.8429330.244
2017Bil batterier08421.0474077.22112498.268
2018Bærbare batterier1860.358111.0527.0551978.465
2018Industri batterier07268.9971722.068991.057
2018Bil batterier010504.3113018.59813522.909
2016Bærbare batterier1584.14378.03818.7031680.884
2016Industri batterier05921.691138.9317060.621
2016Bil batterier07354.8433128.34510483.188
2015Bærbare batterier1462.152122.621.6321586.404
2015Industri batterier07185.056157.6067342.662
2015Bil batterier04828.8524547.2079376.059
2014Bærbare batterier1415.50866.25450.5211532.283
2014Industri batterier06287.9737.1547025.054
2014Bil batterier07542.3833148.75410691.137
2012Bærbare batterier1370.109103.15727.661500.926
2012Industri batterier06060.26687.8076148.073
2012Bil batterier05637.6733708.0039345.676
2013Bærbare batterier1310.09561.22126.6711397.987
2013Industri batterier08352.269759.5019111.77
2013Bil batterier05205.093288.9498494.039
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Quantities of batteries collected

Quantities taken back or collected quantities are the terms used for the quantities of end-of-life batteries and accumulators that producers and importers have collected or taken back in the previous calendar year.

Collected quantities are registered per type and do not necessary reflect the take-back of own batteries previously placed on the market.

The producer/the importer or their compliance scheme must state how large a proportion of the batteries is taken back from the following sources:
Municipal collection sites (only applies to portable batteries)
Compliance schemes’ collection sites (also applies to industrial and automotive batteries)
Own collection, such as retailers and car dealers (also applies to industrial and automotive batteries)

Developments in total quantities collected per type

Municipal collection of portable batteries

SKAT and portable batteries

An extra payment has been introduced on portable batteries placed on the market in Denmark. This payment is to cover the costs incurred by the local authorities for the collection of waste batteries from citizens. The payment is levied by SKAT in line with other excise duties. This means that producers and importers must report volumes of portable batteries placed on the market to SKAT once a year after which SKAT transfers data on reported quantities to DPA. Quantities of portable batteries sold are reported to SKAT while the two other battery types are reported directly to DPA.

Producers collect portable batteries through municipal collection sites. In addition, batteries are collected through compliance scheme sites and through producers’ own collection.

Statistics batteries

Batteries placed on the market

See quantities of batteries by type placed on the Danish market in 2020 as well as developments in these quantities.

Batteries collected

See quantities of end-of-life automotive batteries, industrial batteries, and portable batteries collected in the municipalities, by compliance schemes, and by producers.

Batteries collected in municipalities

See portable batteries collected in municipalities, per municipality, and per capita.

Difference - batteries sold and collected

See the difference between how many batteries are placed on the market and how many are collected when they reach their end of life.

Batteries treated

See recycling efficiency for end-of-life batteries.

Batteries - environmental targets

See Denmark's compliance with environmental targets set out by the EU Commission.