A producer applying for membership in ICT Producer Co-operative fills in the ICT membership application available at the link below and sends it to ICT Producer Co-operative. 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 registraion/ID number, 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 ICT Producer Co-Operative's regulations. Approval of membership application will be notified to the producer by email.
ICT Producer Co-operative's members are also notified to the producer register of the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Pirkanmaa.
A company joining in ICT Producer Co-operative can at the same time also register affiliates that put electrical and electronic equipment on the Finnish market. In this case, the affiliates are registered under parent company's membership and the parent company includes the affiliates on its own reports. Affiliates can be registered with the ICT Affiliate Form (below).
Affiliates can also register to a producer organization as an independent member.
The admittance fee determined on the basis of turnover of electrical and electronic equipment falling within the scope of the WEEE directive is:
The contribution of ICT Producer Co-operative is 100 euros. The contribution will be repaid if the company terminates its membership.
If a company produces electrical and electronic equipment only suitable for company use (B2B) an annual fee of 300 euros is charged from the company.
For electrical and electronic equipment put on the Finnish market, suitable for household use and falling within the scope of the WEEE directive (B2C), a recycling fee subject to the price list of the Elker will be charged. For all the equipment put on the Finnish market (mainland and Åland Islands) ICT Producer Co-operative requests reports every 3 months (four times a year). Recycling fees based on the reports are charged from the producer for the device suitable for household use.
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 become payable when 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 recycling fee price list of the Elker is intended exclusively for the members. In matters involving pricing, a new company joining the membership of the producer organisation can seek advise from employees of Elker.
The amounts of equipment that is not suitable for household use (B2B) are reported to ICT Producer Co-operative four times a year.
Recycling fee is a fixed part of product cost which forms part of product price from producer to end-user. After 2011 the recycling fee has not been allowed to be shown separately in the product price.