Valumat, the management body for extended manufacturer responsibility for mattresses
What are the contributions?

What are the contributions?

When you join Valumat you pay an annual contribution.

Valumat's general meeting has set the following contributions for 2022:

  excluding VAT including VAT

Children mattresses, excluding crib and cot mattresses*

€ 3.51

€ 4.25

Mattresses and toppers** ≤ 120 cm

€ 7.02

€ 8.50

Mattresses and toppers** > 120 cm

€ 14.05

€ 17.00

* Children mattresses: mattresses of 70 x 140 centimetres maximum, excluding crib and cot mattresses. Crib and cot mattresses are mattresses with a height of less than or equal to 40 mm and with a total surface area of 0.8 m2 maximum.
** Mattresses: products intended for sleeping and resting, suitable for human use for a long period of time, consisting of a strong cover, filled with core materials, and which can be placed on an existing supporting bed structure, including toppers. A topper is a thin mattress with a maximum thickness of ten centimetres that is placed on top of the normal mattress.

Comments on environmental contributions

  • The contributions are calculated in such a way that the income covers the expected expenses.
  • The Valumat contribution only applies to batches that come onto the Belgian market. Mattresses that are exported do NOT fall under the Valumat system.
  • A VAT percentage of 21% applies to the Valumat rates.
  • The contribution may var¨y over time, depending on the development of costs.
  • The general meeting of Valumat fixes the contributions annually. The aim is to always inform participants as soon as possible about any changes.

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