Recycling fees

The recycling of metal packaging is financed by recycling fees paid by packers and importers. These fees are determined on the basis of the statistics for the previous year as reported by the company. Mepak’s board of directors confirms the recycling fees every year. The fees are collected by Rinki.


Recycling fees 2018–2019 (VAT 0%)

  • Aluminium consumer packaging EUR 130/t
  • Aluminium B2B packaging EUR 28/t
  • Tinplate consumer packaging EUR 130/t
  • Tinplate B2B packaging EUR 28/t
  • Steel packaging EUR 28/t


Deposit beverage cans are not subject to Mepak recycling fees. Deposit beverage cans are recycled by Suomen Palautuspakkaus Oy (Palpa).