Extended responsibility of producers of batteries and accumulators

Producers and importers of batteries and accumulators are required to comply with specific rules for the recycling and recovery of waste batteries and accumulators.

Batteries and accumulators are defined as any source of electrical energy generated by direct conversion of chemical energy and consisting of one or more primary battery cells (non-rechargeable) or consisting of one or more secondary battery cells (rechargeable).

Who is concerned

The principle of extended responsibility applies to any person who may be defined as a producer of batteries and accumulators.

A producer is any person who, on a professional basis, irrespective of the selling technique used, places batteries or accumulators, including those incorporated into appliances or vehicles, on the Luxembourg market for the first time.

How to proceed

Collection and treatment

With a view to maximising separate collection and achieving a high level of recycling, private end-users may bring their portable waste batteries and accumulators free of charge to the facilities put in place.

Batteries and accumulators are mainly collected in accordance with the following collection methods:

  • handover at collection points installed in container parks;
  • handover in the course of the mobile collections carried out by the SuperDrecksKëscht;
  • handover at collection points installed in shops or institutions (for example: schools);
  • collection of automotive batteries in numerous garages.

The first 3 collection methods are managed by the SuperDrecksKëscht, and the last one is provided by accredited collectors pursuant to agreements concluded with ASBL Ecobatterien.

Producer responsibility

Producers of batteries and accumulators are subject to extended producer responsibility.

As a consequence, producers of batteries and accumulators are required to fulfil a series of obligations.

Individual system

If a producer of automotive or industrial batteries and/or accumulators decides to organise the collection of those items itself, it must apply for an individual accreditation.

Individual collection is not permitted for producers of portable batteries and accumulators.

The application for individual accreditation must be made online on the website of the Environment Agency (Administration de l’Environnement).

Producers holding an individual accreditation for the collection of batteries and accumulators are required to annually submit a report to the Environment Agency. The annual report must be filed by no later than 30 April of each year via the online e-RA tool.

For further information, please contact the Environment Agency by email at: batt@aev.etat.lu.

Producers of automotive or industrial batteries and/or accumulators (other than portable ones) may also opt to join the collective system.

Collective system

Producers of portable automotive or industrial batteries and/or accumulators are required to become members of the accredited organisation 'Ecobatterien'.

Other producers may choose voluntarily to join the collective system.

In Luxembourg, Ecobatterien is the only accredited organisation capable of meeting the requirements imposed on producers of batteries and accumulators.

Producers of batteries and accumulators who wish to become members of Ecobatterien must download the membership agreement online (see under 'Forms / Online services'), complete and send it by post to the following address: 11, boulevard du Jazz, L-4370 Belvaux.

Ecobatterien ASBL will then assume the obligations of its members.

For further information, please contact Ecobatterien ASBL by email at: administration@ecobatterien.lu or by telephone on (+352) 26 09 87-35.

Forms / Online services

Ecobatterien - Accession Agreement

To complete your application, the information about you collected from this form needs to be processed by the public administration concerned.

That information is kept by the administration in question for as long as it is required to achieve the purpose of the processing operation(s).

Your data will be shared with other public administrations that are necessary for the processing of your application. For details on which departments will have access to the data on this form, please contact the public administration you are filing your application with.

Under the terms of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, you have the right to access, rectify or, where applicable, remove any information relating to you. You are also entitled to withdraw your consent at any time.

Additionally, unless the processing of your personal data is compulsory, you may, with legitimate reasons, oppose the processing of such data.

If you wish to exercise these rights and/or obtain a record of the information held about you, please contact the administration in question using the contact details provided on the form. You are also entitled to file a claim with the National Commission for Data Protection (Commission nationale pour la protection des données), headquartered at 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux.

By submitting your application, you agree that your personal data may be processed as part of the application process.

Ecobatterien - Convention d'adhésion

Les informations qui vous concernent recueillies sur ce formulaire font l’objet d’un traitement par l’administration concernée afin de mener à bien votre demande.

Ces informations sont conservées pour la durée nécessaire par l’administration à la réalisation de la finalité du traitement

Les destinataires de vos données sont les administrations compétentes dans le cadre du traitement de votre demande. Veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée par votre demande pour connaître les destinataires des données figurant sur ce formulaire. Conformément au règlement (UE) 2016/679 relatif à la protection des personnes physiques à l'égard du traitement des données à caractère personnel et à la libre circulation de ces données, vous bénéficiez d’un droit d’accès, de rectification et le cas échéant d’effacement des informations vous concernant. Vous disposez également du droit de retirer votre consentement à tout moment.

En outre et excepté le cas où le traitement de vos données présente un caractère obligatoire, vous pouvez, pour des motifs légitimes, vous y opposer.

Si vous souhaitez exercer ces droits et/ou obtenir communication de vos informations, veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée suivant les coordonnées indiquées dans le formulaire. Vous avez également la possibilité d’introduire une réclamation auprès de la Commission nationale pour la protection des données ayant son siège à 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux.

En poursuivant votre démarche, vous acceptez que vos données personnelles soient traitées dans le cadre de votre demande.

Ecobatterien - Beitrittsvertrag

Ihre in diesem Formular erfassten personenbezogenen Informationen werden von der zuständigen Verwaltungsbehörde verarbeitet, um Ihren Antrag erfolgreich abzuschließen.

Diese Informationen werden von der Behörde für den zur Verarbeitung erforderlichen Zeitraum gespeichert.

Die Empfänger Ihrer Daten sind die im Rahmen Ihres Antrags zuständigen Verwaltungsbehörden. Um die Empfänger der in diesem Formular erfassten Daten zu erfahren, wenden Sie sich bitte an die für Ihren Antrag zuständige Behörde.

Gemäß der Verordnung (EU) 2016/679 zum Schutz natürlicher Personen bei der Verarbeitung personenbezogener Daten und zum freien Datenverkehr haben Sie das Recht auf Zugang, Berichtigung und gegebenenfalls Löschung Ihrer personenbezogenen Informationen. Sie haben zudem das Recht, Ihre erteilte Einwilligung jederzeit zu widerrufen.

Weiterhin können Sie, außer in Fällen, in denen die Verarbeitung Ihrer Daten verpflichtend ist, Widerspruch einlegen, wenn dieser rechtmäßig begründet ist.

Wenn Sie diese Rechte ausüben und/oder Einsicht in Ihre Informationen nehmen möchten, können Sie sich unter den im Formular angegebenen Kontaktdaten an die zuständige Verwaltungsbehörde wenden. Sie haben außerdem die Möglichkeit, bei der Nationalen Kommission für den Datenschutz Beschwerde einzulegen (Commission nationale pour la protection des données, 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux).

Wenn Sie Ihren Vorgang fortsetzen, akzeptieren Sie damit, dass Ihre personenbezogenen Daten im Rahmen Ihres Antrags verarbeitet werden.

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