What is producer responsibility?

Producer responsibility for electronics and batteries means that all companies that produce and sell electronics or batteries must make a contribution to help cover the costs of collecting and recycling the products. Producer responsibility is based on an EU directive from 2005 and aims to promote increased sustainability.

You can read more about producer responsibility on the Danish Producer Responsibility System’s website.

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Am I subject to producer responsibility?

Your company is subject to producer responsibility for electronics and batteries if you place electronic products and batteries on the market in Denmark. This may include producers, importers, distributors and resellers. More information regarding definitions of the types of companies that are subject to producer responsibility is available on the Danish Producer Responsibility System’s website.

How do I take my producer responsibility?

  • Register with Recipo
  • Register with the Danish Producer Responsibility System
  • Report your sales to us (once a month or once a quarter)

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Costs

  • Registration fee
    The registration fee in the Danish Producer Responsibility Register is DKK 1,000 for the first statutory area, while any subsequent registrations cost DKK 500 per area.
  • Yearly fee per unit placed on the market
    Your company pays a yearly fee per unit placed on the market. If you would like more information about our prices, please complete the registration enquiry form here.

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Sales to EU countries

Danish companies that place electronics on the market in other EU countries are subject to producer responsibility in each country. Recipo assists companies with producer responsibility in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, and can also help companies to find a collaboration partner in other EU countries.

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Authorised representative

For foreign companies that place electronics on the market in Denmark, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency requires such companies to appoint an authorised representative. Recipo is an authorised representative and can take care of the administration of all fees and manage all communication with the Danish Environmental Protection Agency and the Danish Producers Responsibility System.

Differences between household EEE and professional EEE

Pursuant to the regulations on producer responsibility, companies that sell electronics intended for use by consumers (household EEE) must be affiliated to Recipo or another nationally approved collection scheme. Household EEE includes all products intended for use in households, even if the sale of such products is transacted between companies.

Companies that sell electronics intended for use within companies and industry (professional EEE) must report their sales statistics to the Danish Producer Responsibility System. This can be done by becoming affiliated to Recipo.
You can read more about the Danish WEEE regulations, household EEE and professional EEE on the Danish Producer Responsibility System’s website.

Store collection

Recipo offers our customers store collection of WEEE. Those retail stores wishing to offer collection of electronic waste from its customers can contact us to set up transport and logistics for collection and treatment of store collected WEEE.

Recipo takes care of everything

  • Reporting and fees are administered monthly or quarterly through Recipo’s customer portal.
  • Recipo ensures that the electronic waste is recycled and disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.
  • Store collection – Recipo helps stores to manage the electronic waste they have received through collection.
  • Recipo provides communication material that companies can use to inform consumers about recycling of electronic waste.
  • Recipo helps companies that sell both household EEE and professional EEE.
  • Recipo is an authorised representative for foreign companies and we have our own offices in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

For information about fees and prices, please complete this enquiry form or contact our customer service department: recipo@recipo.dk

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Recipo puts the environment in focus

In addition to ensuring that all companies affiliated to Recipo satisfy the statutory requirements associated with producer responsibility, we are also proud to be able to call ourselves the environmentally best alternative in the industry. This means that we can guarantee that the electronic waste we collect is exported or sold to other countries with lower requirements on quality of recycling.

Recipo’s environmental investments:

  • • National collection sites
  • • Recipo is the only collection system in Denmark that operates its own plastic recycling plant
  • • The unique collection system Secure Collect for collection of electronic waste containing sensitive information
  • • Provision of communication material for sustainability campaigns

You can read more about what makes Recipo unique here.

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