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Collecting batteries and accumulators

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

If you manufacture batteries in the Netherlands, you are responsible for managing the collection of discarded products (producer responsibility). How you collect these products, depends on the kind of batteries you manufacture.

Types of batteries

There are 3 types:

  • portable batteries
  • industrial batteries
  • car batteries

Distributors must take back discarded portable batteries 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 provide a batteries collection point, you can registerExternal link (in Dutch) at the Stibat website.

Extended producer reponsibility

Recycling and waste management are priority topics for the EU, and the coming years will see a shift towards extended producer responsibility and recycling of waste. You can find more information on these ambitions on the Rijkswaterstaat Environment websiteExternal link.

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO