End-of-life Vehicle (Management) Decree (Bba)

Since 2 July 2002 the Dutch government has been implementing the European directives for environmentally-sound processing of end-of-life vehicles in the Besluit beheer autowrakken, the End-of-life Vehicle (Management) Decree (Bba). One of the most important provisions this makes is that from 1 January 2015, at least 95% of a car must be re-used. This rate of recycling is separated into two components. At least 85% must be re-used as a product or material, and a further 10% must be recovered, for instance in the form of waste-to-energy conversion from incineration.

The Bba also imposes stringent requirements on:

  • The release, collection and processing of end-of-life vehicles and the funding that goes with it
  • The prevention of use of hazardous substances in new vehicles
  • The list of materials coding
  • The provision of information on dismantling
  • Annual reporting

More information on the Bba: https://wetten.overheid.nl/BWBR0013707/2018-01-01

Battery Management Decree (Bbb)

Since 2008 the Dutch government has been implementing the European directives on how to deal with batteries and accumulators/storage batteries in the Battery Management Decree (Bbb). All provisions at law surrounding the processing of batteries and storage batteries are enshrined in this decree. The legislation applies to batteries of all types, including accumulator starter batteries and HV batteries. More information on the Bbb.

ARN developed a collective solution for complying with the terms of the Bba together with Stichting Batterijen (Stibat). This resulted in the ARN management plan. To find out more about the ARN management plan, see recycling accu’s.

EU legislation

EU Directive 2000/53/EC contains all requirements relating to the processing of end-of-life motor vehicles.
EU Directive 2006/66/EC contains all requirements regarding how to deal with batteries and accumulators/storage batteries.