The Recupel contribution is the amount that you pay when you purchase a new electro-appliance. Recupel uses this revenue to organise and coordinate the collection, sorting, processing and recycling of WEEE in Belgium.
All of the appliances that are subject to a Recupel contribution are listed in the appliance lists and are divided into 10 categories. Each category is further divided into ‘professional’ (blue) and ‘household’ (light blue).
For all professional electro-appliances, an administrative contribution is charged when the appliance is brought onto the market by the manufacturer or importer. This contribution covers Recupel’s costs for administration and reporting, but not for collection and processing.
For household appliances, an 'all-in' contribution is charged – you pay this contribution when you purchase a new appliance. It is stated separately – as ‘Recupel contribution’ – on the invoice or the payment receipt. In contrast to the 'administrative contribution', this ‘all-in’ contribution covers the costs for collection and processing as well as for Recupel’s operations and communication (reporting, monitoring companies, etc.).