Annual reporting

Annual reporting from 1 January – 31 March

Every year in this period producers and importers already registered in the DPA-System producer register must report quantities put on the market, taken back, and treated during the previous calendar year. Rules on reporting depend on, among others, whether batteries/accumulators are portable, industrial or automotive. Quantities put on the market and taken back must be reported according to chemical substance group.

Portable batteries

Producers and importers having put portable batteries on the market must also every year in the period 1 January to 15 February report quantities put on the market during the previous calendar year to Skattestyrelsen (The Danish Tax Agency).

The purpose of reporting and payment to Skattestyrelsen (The Danish Tax Agency) is to cover costs incurred by local authorities relating to collection of portable batteries and accumulators from private households.

Purpose of annual reporting

The general purpose of reporting is to allow the Danish Environmental Protection Agency to survey batteries and accumulators and associated waste streams. Also, reported data are used to check whether Denmark achieves EU objectives of recovery of waste batteries and accumulators.

Note! Invalid or lacking reporting means that the producer/the importer is deleted from the register. In this case it is no longer legal to put products subject to registration onto the Danish market.

Last edited: 13/11/2019

Further information:

Read about annual reporting

Guide for reporting to Skattestyrelsen (The Danish Tax Agency)

Definition of weight in connection with registration of quantities put on the market: 

The weight is always stated in entire kilos, as the weight of the entire product (finished article) in the form it is sold to the purchaser, but excluding the weight of sales packaging, instructions and manuals.

If the battery is incorporated into an appliance only the weight of the battery is stated. For batteries containing liquids (electrolyte) the weight is stated including liquid.


Transfer of take-back duty for WEEE and BAT

What is the annual reporting used for?  

Changes and additons to reported data

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