Voluntary recycling charge when importing privately

Privately importing tyres is not covered by producer responsibility, and the law does not therefore require private individuals who have bought tyres abroad or via the internet to pay the recycling charge.

This is because the regulation dates from 1994, when buying online did not exist. Private import customers are therefore regarded as negligible. The situation nowadays is very different, and large amounts of tyres are bought directly by the consumer abroad. This causes heavy strain on the recycling system, as the cost of such tyres has to be borne by the rest of the industry.

The SDAB has therefore created a means for private individuals who have imported tyres to make their contribution to recycling.

Pay in 20 kr per tyre (incl. VAT) to Bankgiro XXXX XXXX and mark the payment as "private import". The SDAB is not for profit, and has to use all its revenues for collection and recycling tyres plus related activities.

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