Rates per kilogram cover the costs related to the collection, dismantling, processing and recycling of home batteries
Both the existing administrative contribution and your individual contract with Bebat will cease to exist, to make way for the environmental contribution that is paid when the battery is put on the market. The rates are as follows:
- € 2.39 / kg (excl. VAT) for lithium-ion-based Energy Storage Systems (ESS)
- € 1.27 / kg (excl. VAT) for saltwater-based Energy Storage Systems (ESS)
This contribution covers the costs of registration, prevention, awareness-raising, collection, dismantling, processing, recycling, reporting to the authorities and research & development to find out whether the batteries can be given a second life (pay-as-you sell).
In other words, all costs are covered. This means that at the time of take-back at the end of the batteries' life cycle (8 to 10 years later), you should not expect any more costs. Lead-acid batteries remain subject to the administrative contribution.
Did you have an individual contract with Bebat for home batteries? This is no longer necessary due to the new environmental contribution and will be cancelled by Bebat.
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 of home batteries put on market before 01/01/2022 to be sold to consumers for 3 more months at the contributions of 2021. However, Bebat will charge the environmental contribution for all home batteries put on market from 01/01/2022 onwards.