Compliance requirements in Belgium

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WEEE Regulations

Batteries Regulations

Packaging Regulations

WEEE requirements

Registration timescale

The registration process for B2B producers was published in December 2005

Registration agency

The Regions have coordinated their regulations so that they can be implemented through a single nationwide system. Producers must register with OVAM in Flanders, DGRNE (OWD) in Wallonia and IBGE in Brussels Capital.

All producers must register with Recupel or have an individual agreement with the regional environmental agencies.

Brussels Capital Regulations in Dutch Ammendment in Dutch

Flanders Region Regulations in Dutch

Wallonia Region Regulations in Dutch Wallonia Region Regulations in French

Recupel Legislative Framework Summary

 

Batteries requirements

Registration timescale
  • New producers: registration prior to putting on the market
  • Existing producers: must update their existing registration before putting new batteries on the market
  • Registration Agency

    Not yet confirmed although likely to be OVAM (Public Waste Agency of Flanders region).

    Registration, collection and recycling obligations for batteries producers

    Producers of portable batteries

    Individual compliance is permitted but financially unattractive. Only one battery producer has informed OVAM that it will set up its own take-back system. Individual compliance requires a waste management plan to be submitted to OVAM.

    Individually complying producers must submit waste plans to the Environment Agencies in the three regions. Foreign companies can only comply through a representative that is recognised by the excise tax office.

    Producers of industrial batteries

    Individual compliance is permitted and requires a waste management plan to be submitted to OVAM. The producer may also join collective scheme.

    Collective Compliance Scheme BeBat’s Summary of Legislation

    Packaging requirements

    The Federal Ministry for Social Affairs, Health and Environment is the Central Ministry for environmental legislation in Belgium.

    Obligated parties must register and submit data based on the amount of packaging handled to one of the three regional authorities:

    • Brussels - Brussels' Institute for Environmental Management (I.B.G.E.)
    • Flanders - Flemish Ministry for Infrastructure and Environment
    • Wallonia - Walloon Ministry for Natural Resources and Environment
    Thresholds

    The revised co-operation agreement (1 January 2009) exempts producers who place less than 300kg of packaging on the market each year from take-back obligations.

    Packaging Regulations in French

    Meeting the requirements

    Our services help you meet your producer obligations in all member states.