Financing

Erion WEEE
financing model

The financing schemes provide differentiated models based on the type of products (household or professional). In addition, a fixed annual fee is payable by all Members to cover the administrative and assistance costs.

Household WEEE

As regards the management of household WEEE, in addition to the annual fee payable to the Producer Responsibility Organisation, each Producer is required to pay an amount proportional to its volumes placed on the market. For this reason, in order to finance the collection, transport, treatment, recovery and disposal operations, when placing new EEE on the market, Producers should provide for a contribution to cover for the costs for these activities, so-called WEEE Eco-contribution This contribution, envisaged by the law, has only an environmental value since it is needed for financing the activities of the Producer Responsibility Organisation for the sustainable management of WEEE and cannot constitute any gain neither for the Producers nor the retailers.

Erion WEEE Members can adopt two different financing models:

Visible Eco-fee

With this model, the Producer applies a ‘visible fee’ on the sale price of each EEE. By using this method, the presence of the environmental contribution and the costs relating to the proper treatment of WEEE are immediately known by the distributor who, in turn, can communicate them to the final consumer.

The Producer applying the Visible Eco-fee is required to show on the invoice the amount that the Producer Responsibility Organisation sets for each type of EEE (see the following table).

VISIBLE ECO-FEE MANAGEMENT CONTRIBUTIONS
HOUSEHOLD WEEE
AMOUNTS VALID FROM 01/10/2020
EUR/kg VAT excluded
Grouping 1 – Temperature exchange equipment
Refrigerators and freezers
‐ up to 35 kg
4,50
‐ from 36 to 55 kg
6,50
‐ from 56 to 70 kg (new slot)
8,50
‐ from 71 to 90 kg (new slot)
11,50
‐ over 90 kg
15,50
Heat pump dryers
8,00
Water heater with heat pump
6,00
Air conditioners
‐ Portable and deumidifiers
3,90
‐ Split, multisplit and heat pumps for air conditioning
4,70
‐ Large domestic air conditioners (VRF/VRV, minichiller)
8,90
Grouping 2 – Large household appliances (washing and cooking)
Washing machines, dishwashers, dryers without heat pumps
3,90
Hobs
1,30
Ovens, electric stoves, cooking appliances, electric hot plates
2,80
Grouping 3 – TVs, monitors, screens
TVs e Monitors
‐ up to 24 inches
1,00
‐ from 25 to 32 inches
2,00
‐ from 33 to 42 inches
3,00
‐ over 42 inches
4,50
Notebooks, Tablets and other monitors
1,00
Grouping 4 – Other household appliances, power tools, ICT and chandeliers
Small appliances (larger side up to 50 cm)
‐ up to 1 kg
0,10
‐ from 1 to 3 kg
0,20
‐ from 3 to 10 kg
0,30
‐ over 10 kg
0,50
Small computing devices e telecommunications
0,10
Microwaves
0,60
Hoods
0,90
Other large appliances (larger side > 50 cm) included gas boilers, pellet stoves and water heaters without heat pumps
‐ up to 25 kg
0,40
‐ from 26 to 50 kg
1,30
‐ from 51 to 100 kg
2,70
‐ from 101 to 150 kg
3,80
‐ from 151 kg to 200 kg
5,40
‐ over 200 kg
7,40
Grouping 5 – Light sources
Fluorescent tubes and lamps, high density discharge lamps, metal halide lamps, sodium vapor lamps, LED lamps
0,10

Built-in Eco-fee

With the built-in Eco-fee, the Producer does not separately show in its sales invoices the environmental contribution, as it is already included in the sale price to the distributor.

For Producers choosing the built-in Eco-fee model, the Producer Responsibility Organisation shall bill for each type of EEE the amounts shown in the following table.

BUILT-IN MANAGEMENT CONTRIBUTIONS
HOUSEHOLD WEEE
AMOUNTS VALID FROM 01/10/2020
EUR/kg VAT excluded
Grouping 1 – Temperature exchange equipment
Refrigerators, freezers, wine cellars, dryers with heat pump, appliances that automatically distribute cold products. Other equipment for temperature exchange with fluids other than water, oil radiators, water heaters with heat pumps
0,145
Air conditioners, dehumidifiers, heat pumps for air conditioning
0,092
Grouping 2 – Large household appliances (washing and cooking)
Washing machines, dishwashers, dryers without heat pumps. Cooking appliances (electric stoves, electric hot plates, ovens)
0,075
Grouping 3 – TVs, monitors, screens
TVs and monitors
0,290
Other appliances provided with screens (laptops, tablets, notebooks, digital frames)
0,190
Grouping 4 – Other household appliances, power tools, ICT and chandeliers
Household, kitchen and personal care appliances, microwaves, chandeliers, consumer electronics, monitoring and control tools, toys, small medical devices, power tools
0,033
Smartphones, phones, modems, printers, routers, satellite navigators, calculators and other ICT appliances
0,025
Grouping 5 – Light sources
Fluorescent tubes and lamps, high density discharge lamps, metal halide lamps, sodium vapor lamps, LED lamps
0,650

Photovoltaic installation

Guarantee amounts photovoltaic modules (in accordance with the law 221/2015 “environmental related”) regardless of the type (household/professional)

Description
Fee EUR/module
from 1st October 2020
Mono and polycrystalline modules
2,50
Cadmium telluride modules
12,00

Professional WEEE

The legislation provides for a different financing model for waste deriving from professional equipment, i.e. designed exclusively for professional use. The Producer will have to bear the costs for the disposal of WEEE only on-demand, i.e. when the end user requests it.

In each of these cases, the Producer Responsibility Organisation will send the Member a specific quotation for performing the requested service.

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