Funding approach

Financing Household WEEE

The handling of household WEEE is funded using a "built-in" approach.  Quite simply the cost of the environmental treatment is included in the sales price of the product.

Only in the case of air-conditioning plant, large electrical domestic appliances, and heating (apparatus falling into class 1 of Legislative Decree no. 151), does ReMedia apply a visible WEEE Eco Levy (one itemised separately in the invoice, and so made explicit to consumers at the time of purchase).

Financing Non-household WEEE

Businesses that intend to entrust ReMedia with the handling of their non-household WEEE can chose between two options:

a) collective handling, as a consortium member
The handling of non-household WEEE is financed through an annual fee and through treatment fees for the services delivered in the collection of each member's non-household WEEE.   
Accordingly, where no request for collection is made no additional costs are charged.

b) Individually based management, as a service contract
This option allows firms, including firms that are not members of ReMedia,  to comply with Legislative Decree 151/05 individually by acquiring non-household WEEE-handling services from ReMedia.  Under this arrangement ReMedia acts as a supplier. 
Firms, on their side, do not entrust the task of non-household WEEE handling to the consortium.  Instead, they accept responsibility in their own right and act as a "Waste intermediary that does not hold waste". 
They organize, directly, collection and treatment and must comply with the legal duties applying to these operations.


Financing for Batteries and Accumulators

The handling of waste batteries and accumulators is funded using the built-in approach, with the cost of the environmental treatment included in the sales price of the product.