Recommended recycling fee for cars and management fee for batteries to fall in 2017
The recommended recycling fee for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles is set to fall in 2017 from €45 euro to €42.50 (including VAT) for each new vehicle sold. The recommended management fees for Li-ion batteries for hybrid and full-electric vehicles will also be reduced.
On behalf of the automotive industry, ARN is responsible for implementing the Bba (End-of-life Vehicle Management Decree) and Bbb (Battery Management Decree). For these two activities, ARN collects a contribution from the product importers to cover the recycling costs. ARN is also responsible for the annual report to the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, and provides a national network of collection points, where end users can hand in their ELV or battery, free of charge.
The recycling fee for cars makes it possible to comply with the statutory obligations contained in the Bba Decree, and once again next year to achieve the 95% recycling performance target. To hit this target, ARN works together with more than 300 companies in the end-of-life vehicle chain, as well as recycling the final crucial few percent at its Post Shredder Technology (PST) plant in Tiel. Over the next few years, ARN plans to further reduce the costs of recycling by improving efficiency and developing new sales markets. As a result, the recommended recycling fee per car in 2017 can be reduced to €42.50 (including VAT).
By developing possibilities for a second life for Li-ion batteries, recycling costs for these products can be reduced. In the face of future market developments, two new categories have also been added. The new recommended management fees for 2017 are as follows:
- The recommended management fee for lead acid and NiMH auto (starter) batteries will remain unchanged from 2016: €0.05 (excluding VAT).
The recommended fees for Li-ion (starter) batteries in 2017 (including VAT) will be:
- €10 per battery at a battery weight ≤5 kg
- €25 per battery at a battery weight >5 kg and ≤25 kg
- €75 per battery at a battery weight >25 kg and ≤100 kg
- €150 per battery at a battery weight >100 kg and ≤350 kg
- €180 per battery at a battery weight >350 kg and ≤600 kg
- €210 per battery at a battery weight >600 kg and ≤900 kg
These management fees for Li-ion batteries are charged in addition to the €42.50 recycling fee.