Refuse disposal with prepaid fees – Evaluation of the control system and the role of the Confederation

Federal Office for the Environment

Key facts

In Switzerland whoever is responsible for placing products on the market which as refuse can be recycled or have to be specially treated, may in Switzerland be compelled by the Confederation to take these products back after being used. The Confederation may also impose a collection target (quota). In particular if the target has not been reached, the Confederation may decide to impose a ban or charges to finance separate refuse collection.