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  • How does the scheme work in practice?

    The Basics
    Metal recyclers can participate if their permit allows them to collect e-waste and if they meet the requirements of the MRF Hallmark or comparable.
    Those companies can register with the OPEN Foundation and sign a contract with Stichting OPEN.

    Handing over and payments
    The collecting metal recyclers keep the e-waste separated and they deliver the material to the CENELEC processor participating in the scheme. These are listed on the website of Stichting OPEN.
    The processor reports the received weight of e-waste to Stichting OPEN.
    Stichting OPEN pays € 125 per ton to the metal recycler that handed over the material.


  • Which recyclers does the OPEN Foundation work with?

    The OPEN Foundation only works with CENELEC certified parties. This currently concerns the following parties that carry out mechanical processing activities for the OPEN Foundation in the Netherlands: Statice, Mirec, Riwald, Coolrec, Huiskes Metaal, HKS Metals;

    In Germany:
    Remondis, Stena, Enviprotect

    and in Belgium:
    Indaver, Recydel and BNE.

    In addition, the OPEN Foundation works with a large number of parties that provide manual dismantling and are CENELEC certified for this purpose.

  • I am a recycler, can I collaborate?

    Yes, if you are a processor that meets all legal requirements. E-waste may only be processed by CENELEC certified companies in the Netherlands. This certification means that you demonstrably work according to the uniform rules for collection, transport, processing and storage of waste electrical appliances. This also gives you the obligation to accurately record and report how much e-waste comes in and is processed. It also imposes an obligation to demonstrate where materials go and what recycling result you achieve (material recycling and useful application). As a processor you are legally responsible to be able to demonstrate this.

  • I am already a member of the OPEN Foundation, where can I log in?

    You see the myOpen button on this site. Here you will find all the important information for a good collaboration.