Where does the money go?
Thanks to the recycling fee, ARN can organise, monitor and continually optimise environmentally friendly disposal and processing of end-of-life vehicles. All of the almost 300 partners in the recycling chain can function optimally through a fair distribution key.
- From fluid drainage installations to special boxes for transporting batteries: thanks to the recycling fee we can organise these issues together. ARN facilitates this process and provides practical solutions.
- Moreover, ARN spends a part of the recycling fee to help the development of vehicles that are easier to dismantle, on protocols for safe dismantling of electric vehicles and on new, innovative recycling techniques and procedures.
Fee decreases sharply
The recycling fee has decreased sharply in recent years. At the start of 1995 the former ‘disposal fee’ was 250 guilders. When the euro was introduced, it became €45. And it remained the same until 2016. Since 2017, the recycling fee has decreased with €2.50 each year to €37.50 in 2019. How is that possible? Simple: on average vehicles last longer (now over 18 years), recycling is becoming increasingly more efficient and the yields from used parts and materials are rising. This means less recycling fees are required to meet the European 95 per cent requirement and to take further steps towards an even better standard of recycling.