What is the waste management fee?
The waste management levy, often referred to as the waste management fee, is an obligatory payment that every importer and producer of electrical and electronic devices must make to Stichting OPEN. This fee is designed to establish a level playing field, with fixed rates determined annually based on expected Put on Market (PoM) figures and anticipated operational costs. Through the waste management fee, we collectively contribute to covering the costs of collection, transportation, processing, sorting, and associated overhead expenses. You can find the 2023 product and rate list here.