About Recupel

What is the take-back obligation?

Legislation stipulates that every company that 'brings an electro-appliance onto the Belgian market' must also take care of the collection and processing of the discarded appliances.

So, simply return your discarded appliance to the shop where you are buying a similar new appliance. In this case, the shopkeeper is obliged to accept the discarded appliances that customers bring back. The brand or the place of purchase of a new appliance does not matter. Even when delivering a new appliance to your home, the shopkeeper is obliged to take your old appliance away, free of charge.

If the shop has more than 400sq m of sales area of electrical appliances, it is obliged to take back small electrical appliances free of charge via a highly visible bin in the shop, without you buying a new appliance.