How to receive an incentive in 5 steps?

  1. Contact an operator and find out how to correctly sort your packagins waste
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    STEP 1

    Contact an operator (waste collector) accredited by VAL-I-PAC. He knows how the system works and can help you sort your industrial packaging waste correctly. That way, you may receive an incentive.

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  2. Check whether you meet all the conditions
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    STEP 2

    Check whether you meet all the conditions:

    • The waste must be from industrial packaging,
    • generated in Belgium,
    • selectively sorted,
    • recycled by an operator accredited by VAL-I-PAC.

    • Must you be a member of VAL-I-PAC to receive an incentive?
    No, if you are just an unpacker and not, therefore, a responsible for packaging, you don't need to be a member of VAL-I-PAC to receive an incentive. If you make an effort to sort the waste for recycling, VAL-I-PAC would like to support you financially through these incentives.

    • Some unpackers are also responsible for packaging. Therefore they must comply with the legislation on industrial packaging. The Packaging Commission has imposed VAL-I-PAC to stop paying incentives to industrial unpackers which cannot prove that they comply with the obligations of the Cooperation Agreement in their capacity as responsible for packaging.

    Such companies will, therefore, no longer receive incentives from VAL-I-PAC
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    If you have any questions, please call our helpdesk on 02 456 83 10.

    • Click here to find out what the risks are of not fulfilling the packaging legislation.

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  3. Your collector will send you an email with your identification code.
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    STEP 3

    Your collector will send you an email with your identification code.
    With this code, you will have access to a secure web site and you can access your personal zone. You will be guided step by step in function of  your business activities.

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  4. On myCertificate you can access your personal zone and you will be guided step by step in function of  your business activities.
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    STEP 4

    In your personal zone :

    • You can approve or complete your data and if see the amount of the incentive to which you are entitled.
    • If you are a member of VAL-I-PAC, your data will be largely completed in advance.
      • If you meet the conditions, you get immediate confirmation of the details of your incentive, which will be deposited on the bank account that you have passed us through.
    • If you do not comply with the conditions, then you will see why the payment of your incentive may be postponed.

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  5. The incentive will be paid to you by VAL-I-PAC
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    STEP 5

    VAL-I-PAC pays you the incentive.

    VAL-I-PAC will pay the amount into the bank account specified by you within 60 days.

    Specific information for your accounts:

    • The incentives are grants exempt from VAT. You should not, therefore, create an invoice.
    • Enter the incentives under account item 74 (miscellaneous products of operation).
    • If you need a paper record for your accounts, make a copy of the certificate before returning it.
    • VAL-I-PAC will complete a tax return at the end of the year for incentives in excess of 125 € and will send this to the Finance Ministry.

    Points to note:

    • Selective containers must contain a minimum amount of industrial packaging: at least 70 % in tilting containers and at least 90 % in fixed containers.
    • Under no circumstances may selective containers contain material which can prevent recycling (organic, contaminated or hazardous waste, etc.)
    • The recycling premium for plastic and wood can be claimed in conjunction with the container premium.
    • Containers which you own and which are emptied by an accredited operator are also eligible for a VAL-I-PAC incentive.

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  Obtaining a VAL-I-PAC incentive is simple:

  • Your company does not have to handle any administration: your operator and
    VAL-I-PAC will do everything.
  • All you need to do is sort your industrial packaging waste.