NEW – A practical guide
Discover the new Corepile Members’ Guide which aims to give you a complete overview of the services offered by Corepile.
This document includes the regulatory elements, the declaration and invoicing process, the organization of the collection and processing of batteries.
It also centralizes all the communication elements that we make available to you.
THE UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (UIN)
This number is now compulsory and is issued by ADEME after your membership to Corepile.
To obtain it, you must sign the Corepile membership agreement, declare the volumes of batteries you have imported into France and pay your contribution.
Who is concerned ? Which batteries are concerned ?
Any company or wholesaler first to introduce any type of battery into the French market, whether the battery is single or incorporated into an electric or electronic equipment.
Every portable batteries are concerned :
Order No. 2009-1139, of 22 September 2009, lays down that batteries now fall into three categories, with corresponding obligations for the producers:
- Portable batteries: batteries bought and used by households or which composition or format do not restrict themselves to strictly industrial or trade uses.
- Industrial batteries: batteries designed for exclusively industrial or professional purposes.
- Motor-vehicle batteries: batteries intended to supply an engine-starting, lighting or ignition system.
The regulation makes you responsible for organising the collection, recycling and disposal of any used batteries that you sell.
For portable batteries, you have two possibilities:
1 – Joining a compliance system, such as COREPILE, enabling you to comply with the obligations imposed by the 22 September 2009 Order :
Organising collection and recycling of batteries in France
– Reaching the recycling targets;
– Informing and ensuring the awareness of consumers through mutualised communiction and tools
– Periodically reporoting to the autorities on the activities being carried out.
2 – In accordance with specifications laid down by the government, establishing and financing your own individual system, which will have
to be approved by a committee ruled by the Ministry of Environment.
Why should you join Corepile ?
By joining Corepile means you will participate into a government-approved organisation and a joint scheme for collection (involving municipalities waste facilities and supermarkets) recycling and communication. Thus complying to your regulatory obligations.
Corepile’s advantages :
- Corepile is n°1 among the compliance organisations dealing especially with used batteries (63% of those put on the market in France)
- Corepile is n°2 in Europe with more than 10 000 Tons of batteries collected
- Corepile’s aim is to offer competitive prices, in compliance with the environmental rules (government-approved organisation, certified ISO 26 000)
- Corepile is focussed on quality improvement and cost management (Collecting network with more than 32 500 collecting points)
Find the list of our members on our dedicated page: Our members
To join Corepile
Call (+33) 1 56 90 30 90 and follow the instructions or send an e-mail.
You can also download and complete the Membership Agreement. The application document must be returned to us signed, either by mail (at fiduciaire @ corepile.fr) or at the following address :
17 rue Georges Bizet
On receipt, Corepile will return one copy of the contract to you, with your identifying datas, so that you can make your sales declaration online.
To make your annual declaration on line or examine your invoicing history and status of payments, enter: commercialising organisations’ area.
If you sell directly to individuals - then you are the marketer and must join Corepile - consult the procedure to become a Member
If you sell to companies - then your customer is considered to be the marketer and you must inform them of their obligations.
- Organisations that put EEE on the market, where this is the first time that the equipment and the incorporated batteries have been put on the market in the territory of France, are considered to be “producers”, and must therefore belong to a compliance organisation for batteries.
- In contrast, where the incorporated electrical batteries are supplied by producers of such batteries who are established in France, those suppliers are responsible.
The following are considered to be “producers”:
- Companies that import batteries and are the first to sell them in the territory of France.
- Companies that import equipment incorporating batteries.
- Manufacturers that sell batteries to equipment suppliers established in the territory of France, in respect of the share of these equipments that is sold in France.