Recycling fees for packaging and RINKI Ltd’s registration and customer fees in 2018

Recycling fees for packaging

Producer organisations in the packaging sector have determined their recycling rates, specific to the different packaging materials, for 2018.

The recycling fee payable by a company will be based on the material-specific price list as well as the tonnes of packaging it placed on the market the previous year. The 2017 packaging data must be submitted to RINKI Ltd by the end of February 2018. Rinki will email the packaging data declaration form to companies in January.

If a company is invoiced a material-specific recycling fee of more than EUR 10,000, Rinki will invoice it in two equal instalments so that the second one is invoiced four months after the first, but not later than October 2018. The minimum invoice is 20 euros.

€/1000 kg *€/1000 kg *
Corrugated cardboard packaging for consumers9,509,50
Corrugated cardboard packaging for firms9,509,50
Industrial wrapping and sacks17,5014,50
Industrial cores17,5014,50
Carton and paper packaging54,0052,00
Carton liquid packaging96,0096,00
Plastic packaging for consumers61,0035,00
Plastic packaging for firms35,0035,00
Aluminium packaging for consumers185,00130,00
Aluminium packaging for firms40,0028,00
Tinplate packaging for consumers199,00130,00
Tinplate packaging for firms40,0028,00
Steel packaging40,0028,00
Non-deposit glass packaging135,00112,00
FIN and EUR pallets, rental pallets, cable reels0,850,95
Other wooden pallets and other wooden packaging0,851,25

*) Value added tax is added to the fees.

Packaging for consumers comprises product packaging designed to end up with consumers or in households, such as retail sales packaging.

Packaging for firms means product packaging intended for use only in trade in industry or between enterprises as unit and transport packaging, and in transportation between industry and the retail trade. Packaging used for showcasing products in stores also comprises packaging for firms.

Registration and customer fees

Finnish Packaging Recycling RINKI Ltd’s Board of Directors has decided on Rinki’s registration and customer fees for 2018.

The former annual fee will be replaced by the customer fee. This relates to the amended terms of contract that will come into force at the beginning of 2018.

The annual fee has been a fixed amount determined by the company’s turnover. The new tonne-based customer fee will be invoiced on the basis of the packaging the company placed on the market the previous year. An annual minimum and maximum fee (EUR/year) will be set for the customer fee (EUR/tonne). The companies’ workload will be lighter as they will no longer have to report their turnover data to Rinki.

Fee type
Fee * Unit
Customer fee2€/1000 kg
Customer fee, minimum330€/year/contract
Customer fee, maximum4 500€/year/contract
Registration fee0€/contract

*) Value added tax is added to the fees.

Fees for late submission of the data declaration form

Companies that submit the data declaration form after the deadline (28 February 2018) will be charged a handling fee by Rinki for the late submission of the data. RINKI Ltd’s Board of Directors has decided that the fee in 2018 will be EUR 300 for each delayed month or part thereof.

Rinki will send an estimated invoice of EUR 80,000 to companies that do not submit their packaging data declaration form by the end of August 2018.

More information:

Material-specific recycling fees:

Mepak-Kierrätys Oy (metal packaging)
Tapani Sievänen, sievanen.tapani@mepak.fi, tel. + 358 40 544 6899

Puupakkausten Kierrätys PPK Oy (wooden packaging)
Jukka Ala-Viikari, jukka.ala-viikari@puupakkauskierratys.fi, tel. + 358 400 802 896

Suomen Keräyslasiyhdistys ry (glass packaging)
Sari Hedayet, info@kerayslasiyhdistys.fi, tel. +358 50 367 9667

Suomen Kuitukierrätys Oy (fibre packaging)
Juha-Pekka Salmi, juha-pekka.salmi@kuitukierratys.fi, tel. +358 50 329 6211
Eija Jokela, eija.jokela@aaltopahvi.fi, tel. +358 40 723 7992

Suomen Uusiomuovi Oy (plastic packaging)
Vesa Soini, vesa.soini@uusiomuovi.fi, tel. +358 50 382 0644
Peter Rasmussen, peter.rasmussen@uusiomuovi.fi, tel. +358 50 434 5827

RINKI Oy’s registration and customer fees:

Customer service for companies, info@rinkiin.fi, tel. +358 9 6162 3500