As a business owner in the demolition industry, you want to meet your legal obligations around discarded appliances. Luminaires and bulbs that are released during demolition must be handed in for recycling. The OPEN Foundation helps with this.
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How can I dispose of large quantities of discarded appliances?
For large quantities of discarded appliances, lamps and fixtures, we make collection equipment available free of charge and collect and dispose of them free of charge. In the questions below (How can I dispose of small amounts of e-waste and How can I dispose of large amounts of e-waste) you can see which collection means there are and what the conditions are for this. When these are full, you can register them via our digital portal: MyOPEN (see the button at the top right).
This also applies to solar panels. Since 1 March 2021, all producers and importers of solar panels are obliged to join the OPEN foundation. The OPEN Foundation is responsible for the collection and recycling of solar panels and all associated activities. If you are an installer or dismantling company and you want to offer solar panels for recycling, you can register via the registration form on MyOPEN, the matching collection will be arranged for you.
Is your installation company part of a chain with its own distribution centre? Then you can hand in discarded lamps and luminaires through your own return logistics. We will collect them from the distribution centre.
I receive mail from Afvalbeheerstuctuur AEEA B.V.(AEEA B.V.). Is that you?
Yes, for the contracting of the waste management structure at Stichting OPEN has established a purchasing organization called Waste Management Structure WEEE B.V. (AEEA B.V.). AEEA B.V. is a 100% subsidiary of Stichting OPEN and takes care of the contracting and invoicing.
Can I return small quantities of waste appliances?
For small quantities, there are two options:
Wecycle collection bins are located at 100 (technical) wholesalers for small quantities of discarded small electrical appliances and energy-efficient light bulbs. Luminaires can be handed in free of charge when purchasing a new product. You can find the nearest drop-off point on the WecycleFinder.
Your own municipality
In many municipalities, you can dispose of up to seven packages at a time free of charge at the recycling centre.