Valumat, the management body for extended manufacturer responsibility for mattresses
How do you join?

How do you join?

If you are subject to the take-back obligation, you can simply join the Valumat system.

Download the membership agreement, the Annex I to the membership agreement and the identification form. Print two copies of the membership agreement, sign them and send them together with the completed identification form to Valumat vzw, Koning Astridlaan 59A/9, B-1780 Wemmel or mail. We will send you a copy signed by Valumat.

If you, as a company, have mattresses produced for marketing under your own name (Private Label) on the Belgian market, then you have a take-back obligation. You must then either the Valumat collective system. However, you can also mandate your supplier, if he agrees, to include the amount of mattresses he has delivered to you under your name (Private Label) in his annual declaration to Valumat.

However, as a foreign supplier you can take over the administrative modalities of the take-back obligation of your customers in Belgium. You then join Valumat yourself and you make an annual declaration of the number of mattresses that you place on the Belgian market. Click here to see how it work.

Why join?

Are you subject to the take-back obligation for mattresses as a manufacturer or importer? Do you get lost in the red tape that the implementation of this obligation entails?
No problem, join Valumat. Valumat then takes over the practical modalities of your take-back obligation. This way you comply completely with your legal obligations. And what is more, in all three regions.

Joining retroactively

If a manufacturer or importer joins the Valumat system at a later date and they have already brought mattresses onto the Belgian market in 2021 and cannot demonstrate that they complied with the legislation through an individual plan, then upon entry into the Valumat system, the contributions will always be charged from 1 January 2021, the date of the entry into force of the take-back obligation.

In this way Valumat wants to avoid discrimination with regard to companies that have been affiliated with Valumat from the start of their activities and have therefore always paid their contributions.

By joining retroactively, you also avoid any fines for not individually complying with your take-back obligation.

Not in line with the legislation?

We call manufacturers and importers who do not comply with the legislation “free riders”.

It is not within the powers of Valumat to punish free riders. Valumat will keep a close eye on the market and try to convince these free riders to join.

If this fails, we will pass on the names to the regional authorities that can carry out checks, can remind companies to join Valumat and, in the last instance, can proceed to make an official report.

Who is still affiliated?

Wondering which companies are participating in the Valumat system for the recycling of mattresses?
View the list here.

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