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Collecting batteries and accumulators

This information is provided by Netherlands Enterprise Agency

If you are a producer of batteries in the Netherlands, you are responsible for managing this up to the waste phase (producer responsibility). You must therefore collect discarded products. How you collect these products, depends on the kind of batteries you manufacture. There are 3 types:

  • portable batteries and accumulators;
  • industrial batteries and accumulators;
  • car batteries and accumulators.

Distributors must take back discarded portable batteries and accumulators free of charge from consumers and then hand them over to the manufacturer. Manufacturers and distributors must inform consumers about locations where they can hand in batteries and accumulators.

Batteries Foundation (Stibat)

The Batteries Foundation (Stibat) assists producers and distributors of batteries in fulfilling their statutory obligations. If you want to offer a batteries collection point, you can registerExternal link (Dutch) at the Stibat website.

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency