The Environmental policy agreement concerning waste has imposed new tasks on distribution with regard to taking back and acceptance. Recupel is aware of the fact that making room for temporary storage of discarded appliances requires extra effort of the distributors.
To support this effort, we award financial compensation to distributors that:
- are registered as a collection point with Recupel;
- have a sufficient number of appliances collected;
- and have signed a distribution contract.
Try to limit your number of transports. You can do this by having the electro-appliances collected in larger quantities. The conditions for this are set out in the distribution contract. Then, in addition to the distribution compensation, you also receive an optimisation compensation.
You can download the contract with the conditions in French or in Dutch. Simply print out 2 copies of this contract, sign them and initial every page, and then send them to:
Auguste Reyerslaan 80
Exportation (About the reimbursement of the Recupel contributions)
If you, as a middleman or end-seller, export appliances for which you have paid contributions to your Belgian supplier, then under certain conditions (export certificates) you can re-claim the contributions from Recupel. See declaration.
Reimbursement of the contributions also applies in the following cases:
- upon sale with foreign VAT;
- upon taking back defective goods;
- upon assembly or installation in new products (e.g. screens, control tables, ...).
If you would like reimbursement of your Recupel contributions, then you must first enter into an affiliation agreement for the product category(ies) in which you are active. This agreement contains the general conditions for the reimbursement of your Recupel contributions.
On the declaration form, you declare for which goods (category and number) you are requesting reimbursement. Note: reimbursement is only possible for appliances with an all-in contribution.
In principle, the importer or manufacturer submits all requests. If the importer has mandated one or more foreign suppliers to fulfil his declaration obligation, then only these foreign suppliers can receive reimbursement of Recupel contributions.
Note: Recupel may well monitor the correctness of the declarations.
The request to Recupel for reimbursement of Recupel contributions can be made by means of a monthly, quarterly or annual declaration. The declaration can be submitted electronically or manually.
- Electronic declaration
You submit your declaration by means of the electronic declaration form. After entering your username and password, you fill in the electronic form.
- Manual declaration
You can also submit your declarations by faxing the completed declaration form to: 02 204 76 00. Request the declaration form by calling: 0800 11 539 (free of charge).
When invoicing, Recupel makes a net-settlement of the Recupel contributions to be paid and the reimbursement of Recupel contributions.
If you would like more information about this, consult the FAQ, or contact us at: 0800 11 539(free of charge) or via the online contact form.