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Below you will find an overview of the current contributions.

Current contributions

Every Bebat member pays an annual flat rate contribution of €60 (VAT excl.). In addition, you are also charged an environmental contribution or an administrative contribution per portable, industrial or automotive battery or accumulator put onto the market. For retroactive declarations, the applicable environmental or administrative contribution is the one that was valid when the battery or the battery-operated device was brought onto the market. 

As of 01/01/2020, Bebat modified its contributions for portable, industrial and automotive batteries.  Click here for the 2020 contributions. These contributions remain unchanged in 2021.

What will change from January 1, 2022 onwards?

From January 1, 2022 onwards contributions for most batteries and accumulators will decrease again. The structure of types and weight categories will not change.

  • The environmental contribution for most batteries will decreasefrom € 0.057 (excl. VAT) to € 0.053 (excl. VAT), which entails a further decrease of 7%. Since 1/1/2013 Bebat has reduced the environmental contribution by 57%.
  • The environmental contribution for rechargeable lithium batteries in the weight category > 2 kg to ≤ 10 kg (including most batteries of electric bicycles) will decrease from € 8.5 (excl. VAT) to € 7 (excl. VAT). For the weight category from > 10 kg to ≤ 20 kg, the environmental contribution will decrease from € 2.49 (excl. VAT) per kg to € 2.26 (excl. VAT) per kg.

  • The administrative contribution of lead batteries > 3 kg will decreasefrom € 0.057 (excl. VAT) to € 0.053 (excl. VAT).
  • It is also important to note that the administrative contribution for all other batteries > 20 kg will decrease from € 0.057 (excl. VAT) to € 0.053 (excl. VAT).


Attention ! The environmental contributions of the rechargeable lithium batteries in the 3 weight categories of batteries ≤ 2 kg remain unchangeddue to safety and recycling costs.

Discover the new contributions here

The changes will enter into force on 01/01/2022 for sales between professionals  (manufacturers, importers, wholesalers and retailers). As with any previous rate change, a transition period is again foreseen until 01/04/2022 for sales to consumers. This allows existing stocks to be sold for 3 months to consumers at the contributions of 2021.

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Contributions - History

Here you can consult the history of the contributions since the abolition of the "ecotax legislation" on batteries.

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