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Compost bins 019

The product group covers both year-round compost bins (group A) and bins which can only operate during the warmer part of the year (group B).

Nordic Swan Ecolabelled compost bins for organic household and garden waste meet high requirements for function, materials and use. The function of the container has been tested in a laboratory under conditions corresponding to daily use, which guarantees the function. 

Below you will find all the necessary documents and background information to apply for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.

    1. Start your application process by reading the criteria document and find out if your product can obtain the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. 
    2. Read your Application Guide.
    3. Request login credentials.
    4. Now you are ready to enter the Nordic Ecolabelling Portal.

     

    Portal sign in                               Get login credentials

     

    Should you wish to transfer your licence, please use this form

  • Fees valid from 1 January 2024

    Type of fee Amount
    Application fee including one on-site inspection within the Nordic region *) 3 251 EUR + VAT, however not less than 1 557 EUR + VAT per model tested for functionality
    Renewal fee* 1 625 EUR + VAT, however not less than 778 EUR + VAT per model tested for functionality
    More than one inspection visit within the Nordic region** 541 EUR + VAT per visit
    Inspection visits in Europe** 1 625 EUR + VAT per visit
    Inspection visits outside Europe** 2 709 EUR + VAT per visit
    Extension of existing licence*** Extension of existing or changes in licence

    < 4 hours: 406 EUR + VAT
    4 - 8 hours: 812 EUR + VAT
    ≥ 8 hours: 1 625 EUR + VAT

    If the extension includes new models tested for functionality, prices are the same as those applicable to amendments to an existing licence, however not less than 1 625 EUR + VAT per model tested for functionality

    Annual licence fee: The annual licence fee for the Nordic Swan Ecolabelled products is based on their turnover in the Nordic countries.

    0.3% of turnover + VAT from 0 – 30 million EUR 
    0.05% of turnover + VAT > 30 million EUR
    Minimum fee for Nordic region 2 167 EUR + VAT per year
    Maximum fee for Nordic region No maximum fee

    Fees for sale outside the Nordic region          
    (Only if revenue > 300 000 EUR per year)

    2 167 EUR + VAT per year

    *) Micro enterprises are charged half the fee. A micro enterprise, according to our definition, is a company with a maximum of 10 employees and with a total turnover of 2 million EUR (including both ecolabelled and non-ecolabelled products).

    **) Corporations pay only one licence fee

    ***) There is an extra fee of 1 083 EUR per day if the inspection takes more than one day.

    The recipient is liable for the VAT according to article 56 of the Council Directive 2006/112/EC.
    All information given on this site is subject to a disclaimer for errors and omissions.

     

    Fees valid from 1 January 2023

    Type of fee Amount
    Application fee including one on-site inspection within the Nordic region *) 3 114 EUR + VAT, however not less than 1 557 EUR + VAT per model tested for functionality
    Renewal fee* 1 557 EUR + VAT, however not less than 778 EUR + VAT per model tested for functionality
    More than one inspection visit within the Nordic region** 519 EUR + VAT per visit
    Inspection visits in Europe** 1 557 EUR + VAT per visit
    Inspection visits outside Europe** 2 595 EUR + VAT per visit
    Extension of existing licence*** Extension of existing or changes in licence

    < 4 hours: 389 EUR + VAT
    4 - 8 hours: 778 EUR + VAT
    ≥ 8 hours: 1 557 EUR + VAT

    If the extension includes new models tested for functionality, prices are the same as those applicable to amendments to an existing licence, however not less than 1 557 EUR + VAT per model tested for functionality
    Annual licence fee for Nordic region 0.3% of turnover + VAT from 0 – 30 million EUR 
    0.05% of turnover + VAT > 30 million EUR
    Minimum fee for Nordic region 2 076 EUR + VAT per year
    Maximum fee for Nordic region No maximum fee

    Fees for sale outside the Nordic region          
    (Only if revenue > 300 000 EUR per year)

    2 076 EUR + VAT per year

    *) Micro enterprises are charged half the fee. A micro enterprise, according to our definition, is a company with a maximum of 10 employees and with a total turnover of 2 million EUR (including both ecolabelled and non-ecolabelled products).

    **) Corporations pay only one licence fee

    ***) There is an extra fee of 1 038 EUR per day if the inspection takes more than one day.

    The recipient is liable for the VAT according to article 56 of the Council Directive 2006/112/EC.
    All information given on this site is subject to a disclaimer for errors and omissions.

  • In the criteria document, you can read about how to document and verify compliance for each requirement. You can also find other application documents here.

  • Information on the latest version of the criteria for compost bins

    3.2 ⇛ 3.3: Prolongation of the criteria

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 24 months. The new version is called 3.3 and is valid until 30 June 2025.

    3.1 ⇛ 3.2: Adjustment of requirement and prolongation of the validity of the criteria

    • Requirement O10 has been adjusted regarding titanium dioxide in powder form.

    In addition, the validity of the criteria have been extended by 24 months. The new version is called 3.2 and is valid until 30 June 2023.

    3.0 ⇛ 3.1: Prolongation of the criteria

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 24 months. The name of the new version is 3.1 and is valid until June 30, 2021.

    3.0: New criteria generation

    Version 3 of Nordic Ecolabelling's criteria for compost bins has been published. The criteria are valid until June 30, 2019.

  • In the background document below you will find reasoning and facts behind the specific requirements in the criteria document.

    Here you can also read the comments, requirement for requirement, from the public hearing.

    If the documents are in a Nordic language, you can get help in understanding the sections you need by contacting the product specialist in your chosen country below.