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Drop-off points

Find the starter-battery collection point nearest to you.

Drop-off points

Find the starter-battery collection point nearest to you.

Batterij aanmelden

Regel eenvoudig het aanmelden van een aandrijfbatterij voor recycling.

Batterij aanmelden

Regel eenvoudig het aanmelden van een aandrijfbatterij voor recycling.

Register a new battery

In this portal you can register the sales of batteries imported into the Netherlands, irrespective of where they are produced.

Register a new battery

In this portal you can register the sales of batteries imported into the Netherlands, irrespective of where they are produced.

Video batterijrecycling

Ontdek hoe efficiënt we in Nederland batterijen een tweede leven geven of recyclen.

Video batterijrecycling

Ontdek hoe efficiënt we in Nederland batterijen een tweede leven geven of recyclen.

Recycling fee for cars

The recycling fee is payable on all cars that are registered in the Netherlands. In addition to new cars, this now includes all imported cars that are registered in the Netherlands for the first time.

Recycling fee for cars

The recycling fee is payable on all cars that are registered in the Netherlands. In addition to new cars, this now includes all imported cars that are registered in the Netherlands for the first time.

What happens to an end-of-life vehicle?

An end-of-life vehicle goes through quite a process: being dropped off, dismantled, shredded and the materials are then separated into potential new usage streams

What happens to an end-of-life vehicle?

An end-of-life vehicle goes through quite a process: being dropped off, dismantled, shredded and the materials are then separated into potential new usage streams

What happens to the batteries?

The increasing number of electric cars on our roads translates to more and more of their batteries being disposed of. ARN collects both lithium-ion starter batteries and drive batteries.

What happens to the batteries?

The increasing number of electric cars on our roads translates to more and more of their batteries being disposed of. ARN collects both lithium-ion starter batteries and drive batteries.

Car-recycling results

When an end-of-life vehicle is taken to a car-dismantling company, no less than 98.7 per cent, by weight, will be reused, recycled or channelled to another useful application.

Car-recycling results

When an end-of-life vehicle is taken to a car-dismantling company, no less than 98.7 per cent, by weight, will be reused, recycled or channelled to another useful application.

Battery-recycling results

In 2021, over 80 importers participated in the collection and recycling scheme of the ARN Management Plan.

Battery-recycling results

In 2021, over 80 importers participated in the collection and recycling scheme of the ARN Management Plan.

Monitoring and quality assurance of the car-recycling chain

ARN recognises the importance of quality assurance and of monitoring the recycling processes and their respective links. ARN and our chain partners also monitor processes for sustainability.

Monitoring and quality assurance of the car-recycling chain

ARN recognises the importance of quality assurance and of monitoring the recycling processes and their respective links. ARN and our chain partners also monitor processes for sustainability.

Research, innovation and sustainability

Innovation continues to fuel the improvement of car-recycling performance. ARN commissions research into the recycling of new substances and the optimisation of its processes.

Research, innovation and sustainability

Innovation continues to fuel the improvement of car-recycling performance. ARN commissions research into the recycling of new substances and the optimisation of its processes.

The role of ARN

Together with the affiliated companies in the recycling chain, ARN ensures that at least 95 per cent of an end-of-life vehicle, by weight, is gainfully reused. We help importers by assuming their producer responsibilities.

The role of ARN

Together with the affiliated companies in the recycling chain, ARN ensures that at least 95 per cent of an end-of-life vehicle, by weight, is gainfully reused. We help importers by assuming their producer responsibilities.

The assignment

ARN has been the driving force behind car recycling in the Netherlands for over 25 years. We facilitate, we report, and we are at the heart of a network of importers, car-dismantling companies, shredding companies and recycling companies.

The assignment

ARN has been the driving force behind car recycling in the Netherlands for over 25 years. We facilitate, we report, and we are at the heart of a network of importers, car-dismantling companies, shredding companies and recycling companies.

Sustainability Report

In 2021, together with our partners, ARN managed to gainfully reuse 98.7 per cent of end-of-life vehicles, by weight. For batteries too, the attained recycling level of over 70 per cent was comfortably above the legal norm.

Sustainability Report

In 2021, together with our partners, ARN managed to gainfully reuse 98.7 per cent of end-of-life vehicles, by weight. For batteries too, the attained recycling level of over 70 per cent was comfortably above the legal norm.