The recycling fee is a one-off amount that is added to the purchase price of a new passenger car or light commercial vehicle. From 1 January, 2022, this fee has been set at €25 (including VAT). The money that is collected goes towards responsible and high-value car recycling.
The recycling fee is payable on all cars that are registered in the Netherlands. In addition to new cars, this now includes all cars that are imported from outside the Netherlands and then registered in the Netherlands for the first time.