Guarantee validity period/guarantee amount

You must submit proof of guarantee annually (§ 7 paragraph 1 clause 1 ElektroG). This so-called guarantee validity period (GGZ) ends therefore always on 31st December of each year. If you begin placing electrical and electronic equipment on the market during the year, the first GGZ does not cover a full calendar year. 

The guarantee amount is the amount of money that will presumably be required per year for each b2c type of equipment, to be able to guarantee the disposal of the waste equipment can be financed should the guarantee case occur. As producer/authorised representative you provide a surety covering this amount with the proof of guarantee, which the stiftung ear may only access if the guarantee case arises. 

You calculate the guarantee amount (if you choose financing by cost-sharing) for each type of equipment and GGZ according to the formula

Amount of equipment in tonnes (for each type of equipment) x presumed return rate in % x presumed medium disposal costs in €/tonne

The amount of equipment is the amount of electrical and electronic equipment that a producer plans to place on the market in the respective GGZ (basic amount for registration), or respectively has placed on the market. The presumed return rate and the presumed disposal costs are bindingly determined in the ear rule ‘Data on determining the guarantee amount’. Please note that the guarantee parameters are regularly checked and partially adapted. 

You can find the current guarantee parameters, as well as earlier versions  here. 

Important: After a GGZ ends, you, as a producer/authorised representative, have to check whether the actual amounts placed on the market are fully covered by the proven guarantee amount based on the basic amount for registration (your prognosis). If this is not the case you have to increase the proven guarantee amount retroactively. 

Total guarantee amount

A producer-individual guarantee ideally insures the guarantee amounts for several guarantee validity periods and all your types of equipment (total guarantee amount). Therefore, it is recommended you assess this total guarantee amount sufficiently high.

You can calculate the total guarantee amount for example as follows:

Guarantee amount in tonnes (for each type of equipment) x presumed return rate in % x presumed medium disposal costs in €/tonnes x presumed medium life expectancy in years.

You can find the current guarantee parameters, as well as earlier versions here

If appropriate then add up the amounts for all of your types of equipment.

The amount of the total guarantee amount can help you decide on the type of guarantee.

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