06/05/2014

Enforcers told about dismantling remuneration

Enforcers told about dismantling remuneration

During a meeting of the employees of the Environment Agencies, ARN told the enforcing organizations about the imminent changes relating to the dismantling remuneration for glass and large synthetic parts.


The semi-annual sector meeting for employees of the Environment Agencies was held in ARN’s PST factory on 17 April. At this meeting, employees were told about the changes that the car dismantling companies and shredders affiliated with ARN will be faced with as of 1 August. On that date, ARN will stop paying the dismantling remuneration for glass and large synthetic parts.

Sharing knowledge

Since last year the Environment Agencies – or Regional Implementing Agencies – have been responsible for, among other things, granting permits and supervising environmental regulations on behalf of Dutch municipalities. The changes in the dismantling remuneration also result in changes for the various employees of the Environment Agencies. “That’s why it was good to hold the sector meeting for our employees at ARN,” said Theo Roelofs from the Environment Agency Noord-Veluwe and chair of the Car Dismantling Sector Team. “This was the ideal opportunity for our employees to share knowledge and experiences as well as to learn about the new and altered procedures. It is good that ARN has thus ensured that all of the parties involved have been informed.”

Workable solution

Car dismantling companies can choose from three options related to the imminent changes in the dismantling reimbursement system:

  • Continue to manually remove glass and large synthetic parts.
  • Stop manual dismantling and deliver the wrecks to a shredder location that guarantees the material recycling of these parts.
  • Stop manual dismantling and deliver the wrecks to an intermediary who ensures that the wrecks will follow a route that guarantees the material recycling of these parts.

Whatever the final choice, the car dismantling company remains responsible for the ultimate material recycling of glass and large synthetic parts. Because this process is not done on the company’s own grounds, the car dismantling company will have to show to the enforcing authorities where and how the materials in question are processed. For this purpose, car dismantling companies can use a management statement from the intermediary or the shredder company. “The section of the law about material recycling is sufficiently clear to be enforced in this manner. We feel that a management statement is a good, workable solution. We’ll have to see how things go in actual practice,” concluded Theo Roelofs.


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