A collective scheme offers to producers and importers to carry out most tasks in connection with producer responsibility. The collective schemes are commercial businesses operating on a competitive market. The schemes are organised in different ways and have different focus on types of businesses and categories.
By contrast to the registration of an authorised representative, the collective scheme makes the registration with DPA-System on behalf of the business, when this business has entered a commercial agreement about membership in the collective scheme. However, it is always the producer who must fill in and sign the confirmation in connection with the approval of the registration.
Producers and importers of equipment destined for private households may have an interest in joining a collective scheme since the producer responsibility scheme for private households entails extensive tasks in terms of administration and logistics, for example in connection with collection of allocated WEEE.