As a manufacturer or importer of electrical and electronic equipment, you are obliged to collect and process discarded appliances. But Recupel can assume responsibility for fulfilling this acceptance obligation via a membership agreement.
The law decrees that every producer which ´puts an electrical or electronic appliance onto the Belgian market´ is also responsible for collecting and processing the discarded appliances.
As a producer of electrical and electronic equipment, you are thus responsible for taking back disused appliances at the end of their use cycle. This is the so-called take-back obligation.
Joining Recupel = legally entirely in order
All those who produce or assemble or import appliances can join us. How great a benefit? We take the acceptance obligation off your shoulders.
Joining Recupel is very simple; it can be done easily via the online membership agreement.
What if you don´t conclude an agreement? Then you have to file an individual waste management plan with the governments of the three regions:
• OVAM (Flemish Region)
• BIM (Brussels-Capital Region)
• OWD (Walloon Region)