For collection points / Seller’s reception obligation / Other collection points
Battery recycling (Paristokierrätys) in Finland is arranged by the producer organisation Recser Oy, a representative of producers placing batteries and accumulators on the market. According to producer responsibility legislation, the manufacturers and importers of batteries and accumulators are responsible for the collection and waste management of their products once the product has been discarded.
Recser Oy is responsible for all portable batteries and accumulators that allow for easy manual carrying. Recser collects such batteries and accumulators from collection points without a separate fee as long as they are packed into a batch that is appropriate for arranging the transport.
In addition to distributors’ outlets, Recser Oy collects discarded portable batteries and accumulators at thousands of complementary collection points, such as the waste stations of many municipalities, offices, educational institutes and health care units. They can order transport equipment and free pick-up for appropriate packed batches with the same terms as stores. In total, batteries and accumulators are collected for recycling at more than 13,000 collection points across Finland.