As regards the management of spent portable batteries and accumulators, the Batteries and Accumulators National Coordination Centre assigns to Remedia the management of the CdRs as well as the distributors and other authorised parties entitled to request the collection service. To these must be added the independent collections made through professional collection services from entities other than the CdRs. Industrial and automotive Accumulators are collected in a free market regime. Overall, 1,712 collections were made during the year, 39.3% more than in 2018, with a service level, in terms of collection punctuality, equal to 85.2%.
As for the quantities, in 2019, Remedia managed 18,751 tons of spent Batteries and Accumulators, recording a growth of 72.1% compared to 2018.
As with household WEEE, for the collection of spent portable Batteries and Accumulators, the Batteries and Accumulators National Coordination Centre assigns to Remedia the management of the CdRs and PdPs. As at 31 December 2019, Remedia has under its management 1,809 PdPs and 1,785 CdRs, up 32.5% and 33.5% respectively compared to 2018.
The majority of PdPs and CdRs are located in the North, respectively with 53.2% and 52.9% of the total, followed by the South and the Islands with 29.2% of the PdPs and 29.4% of the CdRs, with Central Italy trailing behind with 17.5% of the PdPs and 17.8% of the CdRs.
Note: CdR – Collection Centres: spaces, premises and facilities for the separate collection and temporary storage of e-waste made available by public authorities or, on a voluntary basis, by private individuals. Collecting Points (PdP): individual groupings inside the Collection Centres, assigned by the WEEE Coordination Centre to the Collective Schemes on the basis of the market quotas held by them. Service punctuality: punctuality of the collection service calculated on the basis of the response times set out in the program agreement between ANCI (National Association of Italian Municipalities) and the Coordination Centre.