Compliance requirements in Slovakia

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WEEE Regulations

Batteries Regulations

Packaging Regulations

WEEE requirements

Registration timescale

30 June 2005

Registration agency

Producers will be required to register with both the Recycling Fund and with the Ministry of Environment.

Regulations in Slovak

Batteries requirements

Registration timescale

Recycling Fund: Within 30 days of first placing products on the market

Ministry of Environment: Expected January 2010

Registration Agency
Producers will be required to register with both the Recycling Fund and with the Ministry of Environment.

Registration, collection and recycling obligations for batteries producers

Producers of portable batteries

Producers of all types of portable batteries will be subject to a fee payable to the national 'recycling fund' for quantities placed on the market less the amount the producers have collected themselves or through ‘collectors’. Producers can subcontract administrative tasks and collection to ‘collectors’ (e.g. a local collective scheme) but remain legally responsible.

Producers of industrial batteries

Industrial batteries continue to be subject to the Recycling Fund but producers can be exempted from the fees for quantities collected

Battery Regulations in Slovak

Packaging requirements

The competent authority to which obligated parties must register and submit data based on the amount of packaging handled is still to be confirmed for Slovakia.

The deadline for meeting recycling targets in Slovakia is delayed until 31 December 2012 in accordance with the amendment to the revised Directive, 2005/20/EC.

The law provides for a Recycling Fund to be established, and for manufacturers and importers of glass, paper, plastics and cardboard based composites to be charged product fees. Metals were not originally covered by the Fund, as the market had taken care of this, but the Act on Packaging and on Modification and Amendment of Certain Acts adopted on 19 August 2002 amended the Act to include a product fee on metals.

Packaging producers and packer/fillers or importers pay contributions to the Fund in respect of the unrecycled material placed on the Slovak market. Producers placing less than a specified minimum tonnage of material on the market each year do not have to pay.

Thresholds

Companies placing more than 10 tonnes of packaging a year on the Slovak market must prepare a four-year prevention program imposing quantitative prevention targets, measures leading towards the targets, and control arrangements to ensure the targets are met.

Packaging Regulations in English

Packaging Regulations in Slovak

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