Recycling fee

The collection, transport and processing system is financed by means of the so-called recycling fees.

The recycling fee is a financial sum by which the electrical and electronic equipment producers and importers contribute to the collection, transport and processing of non-functional lighting equipment. The amount of the recycling fee corresponds to the current financial and technological demands of the lamp and luminaire collection and recycling process in the Czech Republic. The participants contribute to the collective system depending on the number of pieces of lighting equipment introduced to the market.

The amount of the recycling fee (valid as of 1 January 2014):

Lamp: CZK 2.50 pc + VAT
(subcategory 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 - only  LED lamps)

Luminaires: CZK 8.40 pc + VAT
(subcategory 5.1., 5.6. except LED lamps)


Everyone (participant and third person) is entitled to a refund of the recycling fee in the event that he withdraws lighting equipment from the market in the Czech Republic. Withdrawal from the market means the export of lighting equipment to a country outside the Czech Republic. In such a case they can aks EKOLAMP for compensation of the paid fee.

The public proposal for the conclusion of the Contract on Refund of the Recycling Fee regulates the refund procedure for participants of the EKOLAMP collective system as well as for third parties

Application for a Refund of Recycling Fee

For more information contact our Sales manager.