The B2B producers that become members of the SELT Association or ICT Producer Co-operative pay an admittance fee. In addition the members joining the ICT Producer Co-operative pay a contribution which is repaid to the company if it terminates its membership. The B2B producers do not pay recycling fees for equipment put on the market by them but the recycling fees of business products become payable only when the equipment returns to recycling. In addition to the admittance fee an EUR 250 reporting fee is charged from B2B producers once a year.
A consumer product is a product that can be put to household use without modifying the product, irrespective of whether the product is sold to households or businesses. Other products that do not fulfil this criterion are business products. Whether a company sells the products to consumers directly or e.g. via a retailer / another business is not decisive in the matter. In the Elker Group all lighting equipment, lamps, small household appliances and thermostats are classified as consumer products irrespective of whether they are intended for consumer or business use.
All producers, also B2B producers are to submit to Elker Oy a quarterly report. The reports are filled in a web-portal.
A recycling business charges a recycling fee in connection with returning the business equipment. Before returning the equipment is should be settled whether the recycling fee is to be charged from the equipment producer or from the end-user.
B2B producers can fulfil their producer liability either by joining the membership of a producer organisation or registering directly in the producer register of the Pirkanmaa Regional Environment Centre.
Elker Oy has created excellent B2B logistics and infrastructure for its member producers. A member producer can choose the suitable B2B waste recycling model from two easy alternatives:
Elker Oy takes care of organising the collection and recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, it does not run the recycling business itself. The producer must use a recycling company for recycling, either based on an agreement or on a one-time basis. The agreement must determine which party reports the B2B product to Elker. It is important the recycling takes place pursuant to the Waste Act and to the WEEE Decree and that the recycled kilograms are reported to Elker that reports the amounts further to the Pirkanmaa Regional Environment Centre.
Separate negotiations are not necessary. The most important thing is that the recycling company identifies your product and checks the recipient of the recycling invoice. It is of course possible to conclude a separate agreement with a recycling company if necessary. The purpose is that in the future a producer will have a possibility to conclude an agreement with a certain recycling company that this company acts as the producer's recycling and invoicing co-ordinator in relation to other Elker recycling companies.
A company can transfer, through agreements, the recycling liability for the products to a business customer. In such a case it is relatively difficult to obtain reporting about the results of the recycling of these products. It is the responsibility of the selling company to be able to show in problem cases whether the agreement concerns the products in question.