A producer applying for membership in SELT Association fills out SELT membership application available at the link below and sends it to SELT Association. Please note: if the company only has a foreign business registration/ID number and does not have domicile or a branch in Finland that has a Finnish registration/ID number with domicile in Finland, then an Authorised Representative needs to be appointed to Finland. Read more here.
Producer responsibility is transferred and membership begins when the application has been approved according to SELT Association's regulations. Approval of membership application will be notified to the producer by email.
SELT Association's members are also notified to the producer register of the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Pirkanmaa.
A company joining SELT Association can also at the same time register those affiliates (that put electrical and electronic equipment on the Finnish market) that the parent company wants to register under the parent company's membership. In this case, the parent company includes also the affiliates on its own reports. Affiliates can be registered with the SELT Affiliate Form (below).
An affiliate can also register to a producer organization as an individual company.
Admittance fee to the Association is 500 euros for companies with a turnover exceeding 150,000 euros and 250 euros for companies with a turnover less than 150,000 euros.
If a company produces electrical and electronic equipment intended only for professional use and falling within the scope of the WEEE directive (B2B equipment), an annual fee of 300 euros is charged from the company.
For electrical and electronic equipment brought to the Finnish market, intended for consumer use/are Dual-Use appliances and falling within the scope of the WEEE directive (B2C), a recycling fee subject to the price list of the Elker Group will be charged. For all device put on the Finnish market (mainland and Åland Islands) SELT Association requests reports every 3 months (four times a year). Recycling fees are charged from the producer based on the reports made for device suitable for household use/Dual-Use appliances.
Recycling fees of consumer products are based on the recycling costs of equipment returned to recycling. The costs in question are allocated between producers in accordance with the number of equipment put on the market by them. The recycling fees of products intended for professional use arise as the equipment are returned for recycling.
If a company has put electrical and electronic equipment on the Finnish market before joining producer organisation, recycling fee reports for B2C products need to be filled in retrospectively for three years prior to the joining year.
The price list of the Elker Group is intended exclusively for the members. In pricing matters a new company joining the membership of the producer organisation can seek advise from employees of Elker Oy.
The amounts of device put on the market for device not suitable for consumer use (B2B) are reported to SELT Association four times a year.
Recycling fee is a fixed part of product cost which forms part of the product price from producer to end-user. From 2011 onwards the recycling fee is not allowed to be shown separately in the product price.