A company pays the material-specific recycling fees determined by the producer organisations of its choice which Rinki invoices from the producers and deposits with the producer organisations. In addition to the recycling fees the company has in 2023 paid a one-off RINKI joining fee and an annual customer fee, that RINKI has invoiced with authorisation from the producer organisations. This changes from beginning of 2024.
The recycling fees and customer fee for packaging are based on the price list and the packaging volumes used in the previous year by the company, that it reports to Rinki.
The recycling fees charged by Rinki cover the recycling of packaging placed on the Finnish market by the company and the recycling of consumer packaging in Finland. The collection of packaging waste from the company’s premises is not included in these fees.
The recycling fees cover:
- The network of terminals for packaging waste from companies and for household packaging waste.
- Transport of the material from the terminal to the processing plant
- Recycling into new products or into raw material for new products
If a company’s material-specific recycling fee exceeds EUR 10,000, Rinki will invoice it in two equal instalments so that the second invoice is due 120 days after the first, but not later than 31 October. VAT is added to the fees.
We are a non-profit company
Did you know that Rinki and the producer organisations work on a non-profit basis? The fees paid by companies with producer responsibility go directly to the recycling operations.
The prices applicable in 2023 are determined according to the pricelist of the producer orgnaisation with which the company has a contract. In addition, the company pays a one-off RINKI registration fee as well as an annual customer fee.
The fees applied in 2024 are determined according to the price list of the producer organisation with which the company has a contract. The producer organisation also charges a one-off registration fee and an annual business service fee.
For the sake of comparison the price list of 2023 include the 2022 recycling fees. The 2022 prices are the recycling fees of the material-specific producer organisations.
Finnish Packaging Producers
You can find Finnish Packaging Producers’ price list 2023 below. The 2024 price list is available here.
You can find Sumi’s price list 2023 below. The 2024 price list is available here.
Rinki customer fees
When joining, the company pays a one-time RINKI Oy joining fee and an annual customer fee, which can be found in a separate price list. You can find the price list below.
RINKI does not charge a joining fee after 2023, but the 2024 registration fees are included in the producer organisations’ respective price lists above.
Late declaration fee and estimate-based invoice for packaging data
According to the terms of contract, companies must report to RINKI Ltd annually the packaging materials and quantities that they have used to pack their products and placed on the market or imported together with its products. The 2022 packaging data must be submitted by 28 February 2023.
Reporting the packaging data is essential for the producer responsibility system to work as it directly affects the system’s financing, invoicing and operations.
RINKI does no charge a late declaration fee after 2023, the late declaration fee is included in the producer organisations’ respective price lists above.
If a company submits the 2022 data after 28 February 2023, RINKI Ltd collects a fee for the late declaration of packaging data
- If packaging data is submitted in March, the late payment fee is 15% of the customer fee.
- If packaging data is submitted in April, the late payment fee is 30% of the customer fee.
- If packaging data is submitted 1.5. or after, the late payment fee is 50% of the customer fee.
Estimate based invoice
If the company has not submitted the 2022 packaging data by the end of May 2023, RINKI Ltd will invoice the late declaration fee as well as estimate-based customer and recycling fees, which will be based on the packaging data available to RINKI Ltd.