Collection

Collection

Recser Oy and the Finnish Grocery Trade Association have agreed upon the rules and procedures of battery collection. These rules are applied also to other retail outlets.

Retail outlets must be active in relation to their own franchising group, retail chain or wholesaler. Retailers' internal communication takes place by means of action within chains. Producers have no similar access to retail outlets.

  1. Recser Oy on behalf of producers has ordered and will deliver, in the retailers' "start-up" phase, the necessary collection boxes and information material as well as collection instructions to the retail outlets.
  2. As set out in the agreement Recser Oy delivers collection boxes carriage free, according to the need based on outlet size, to central warehouses of retail chains from where they are transported within the internal logistics system to the retail outlets.
  3. Collection boxes are also delivered to cash-and-carry shops where retail outlets can pick them up free of charge. If no normal delivery method (cash-and-carry shop, retailer logistics system or central warehouse order) is suitable to some retail outlet, separate arrangements must be made with Recser Oy. Recser Oy does not deliver individual boxes to retail outlets carriage free.
  4. Pickup from retail outlets
    As set out in the agreement Recser Oy picks the collection box from the retail outlet when the box is full (30 kg). Ordering is centralised to a national phone number shown in the collection instructions. The carrier delivers automatically, without a separate order, a new battery collection box in connection with the pickup.
  5. In principle the collection starts on 26 September 2008. It is likely that battery collection boxes cannot be found in each and every retail outlet at this stage. If this is the case, batteries can provisionally be collected to an alternative container.
  6. As the operation is based on legislation, we wish to remind retailers also that retail outlets must not hand over full collection boxes to operators other than the ones working under contract for Recser Oy.